Take a screen break

Technology advice company techtimeout is challenging people to take a break from their laptops, tablets and phones for a day.

The business has dubbed December 1 ‘techtimeout tuesday’. It is designed to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when consumers will spend more time online chasing bargains.  The challenge is to get people to think about the negative impact of spending too much time looking at their screens.

UK adults are now spending more than a quarter of their waking day online. Dr Lisa Williams, techtimeout’s resident clinical psychologist, believes this increase in tech usage is having a negative impact on productivity, mental health and relationships.

The business was launched earlier this year with a mission to enable people to have a healthier relationship with technology through techtimeout’s workplace programme and resources.

Founder of the company, Steff Henson, said, “It’s about striking a healthy balance.  Stepping away from your screen can improve your productivity and focus.”

Steff launched techtimeout after years of working long days at her computer followed by evenings of endless screen time.

Caption:  Steff Henson takes a screen break accompanied by, Neil Lloyd and Kate Oakley.


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