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Can You Switch Off?

Is Technology Destroying Your Wellbeing?

Podcast with Amy Blankson

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Today’s Guest:

Amy Blankson is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology. Amy is the only person to be named “a point of light” by two Presidents for creating a movement to activate positive culture change. She has worked with government agencies and large companies to help foster a sense of well-being in the digital era. 

In this conversation, you will hear Amy talk about how technology is  positively and negatively impacting our wellbeing at work. Amy explains how our obsession with smart phones is wearing us out, how to be intelligent and deliberate in the way we use devices and the wearable technology that can actually help to improve our wellbeing. 

Connect with Amy Blankson:

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:01] – Amy explains why she believes that technology is the biggest disruptor of happiness in human history.
  • [04:13] – Amy shares her thoughts where technology is taking us when considering the way we work and our wellbeing.  
  • [06:49] – Amy encourages us to consider our intentions when it comes to technology.  
  • [09:30] – Amy talks about an experiment she is currently working on, which involves the frequency of checking an email inbox. 
  • [11:39] – Amy shares some advice on how to set other people’s expectations based on our intentions. 
  • [14:04] – Amy provides us with some statistics on our technology use and its impact on our productivity. 
  • [16:30] – Amy talks about how this conversation may change the expectations managers put on employees.
  • [19:15] – Amy explains what digital citizenship means and the practices we need to use to role model good behavior. 
  • [21:16] – Amy talks about her current favorite wearable, The Muse Headband.
  • [23:03] – The Lightning Round with Amy Blankson.

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