You can’t help but check and reply to your emails as soon as they come in? Do you feel uncomfortable when you forget your smartphone or when it reaches the end of its charge or when you are in a zone without cellular service? Do you have trouble staying focused in your videoconferences because of the many notifications you receive simultaneously on your different platforms? Are you tempted to surf on your tablet to catch up on stuff or learn about a new topic while you’re listening to a series on another screen? Are you trying to instill in your family a healthy use of technological tools and are observing a discrepancy between your behaviours and what you advocate? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this guide is for you.
Hyperconnectivity refers to the extensive use of Internet and technological tools, including overexposure to screens. Despite the many advantages associated with technological tools, there are more and more negative impacts, both physical and psychological, beyond a certain threshold of use. Also, the more excessive the use becomes, the greater the risk of developing an addiction. So, what about your own behaviour in relation to all these tools?
This guide is designed to help you change your automatic processes and habits by offering tangible advice and strategies to develop or restore a healthy level of connectivity in a sustainable way!
- You want to find time to focus on what is really important to you.
- You want to re-establish a healthy relationship with technological tools.
- You want to connect more with your senses and relearn how to enjoy the present moment.
- You realize that your level of connectivity has a negative impact on your life.
- Carry out a first assessment based on a typical day or week.
- Reconnect to what is important to you.
- Take tangible actions to change your automatisms and habits.
- Lejealle, C. (2015). J’arrête d’être hyperconnecté. Éditions Eyrolles.
- Plamondon-Emond, E. (2019). L’hyperconnectivité, nocive pour la santé ? Site de l’Ordre des CRHA.