Promenade Plantee

Your tips for #digitalwellbeing

Last week I shared seven tips on practical ways to balance your digital life with nature, then I asked you share your own tips. Here are some of the best. Do keep them coming! Please tag them #digitalwellbeing

  • @johnjohnston follows  on Twitter for small daily exercises to help you find stillness in life – digital and otherwise.
  • @CarolynHMiller, profiled in Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age, recommends keeping a digital journal of your natural life — that’s something she’s been doing in a journal of her life with her donkeys.
  • Gordon Joly says he enjoys walkways with plants, like the High Line in New York City and the Promenade Plantée in Paris (see image).  They are fab spaces, he says – thoughtful, open, and calming in a big city.
  • Not exactly tips, but can be read as such, Rachel Sparks has kindly allowed me to share the following notes which were inspired by ecotherapist Adrian Harris:
    • Taken up a mindful activity whilst walking from thing to thing in London… I defo have a smartphone checking addiction and do the stupid thing of scrolling/responding/posting on social media whilst walking…to help manage this compulsion which leads to tension and complete lack of presence in the moment (and vice versa) I’ve started looking for the different shades of green that I can see… It’s like ‘I Spy’ for the colour green.
    • I’ve noticed that even in the most built up areas I can spy trees between metal and glass giants/grass thrusting out of untrodden paths / and moss in the tiny damp gaps.Seeing the different shades of green has a few benefits…
      > I’m looking up and around and not at my screen so I’ll be less likely to be a fb meme of people falling on their face whilst texting.
      > I’m walking upright with a more loose and flexible posture so experience a sense opening in my heart and mind
      > It’s a reminder to breathe and centre which lessens anxious feelings, therefore thoughts
      > I can appreciate that London as grim and grey as it can be has life springing out of it all over the place. It’s Autumn now so I’ll be starting a game of I Spy green, orange, yellow and red
  • And on Instagram, wanderer and artist @bytetime  simply advised us to  ‘Hug a tree’.

Do you have any tips to add? Post them in your stream of choice tagged #digitalwellbeing. Thank you!

2 thoughts on “Your tips for #digitalwellbeing”

  1. Urban walking is a pleasure; watching the changes, which are greater than changes that occur in the countryside. A digital image keep those moments. The Netwalking Club has an archive of digital imagery that is almost ten years old.

    http://www.netwalking-club.org.uk/

    The digital archive is stored on FLICKR.

    Here is the first set from April 2008….

    Greenway

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