We help you and your loved ones to be happy and healthy in the digital world
You may be asking: “OK, Dario and Andrea, but how does it work in practice? And what the heck is Digital Stress? And who are you to talk about it, anyway?"
It’s important to start from the beginning, to understand what Digital Stress is.
All the consequences of our temporary inability to cope physically, mentally, and socially—in healthy ways—with rapid technological change.
Digital Stress includes all the damage caused by tech use
(note: If you wish to see the scientific research on this subject and find out more about the ins and outs of Digital Stress, please visit our reference page.)
As you can see, the damage is massive, and has an impact on almost every area of a person’s life.
So that’s the problem… what are the solutions?
You may expect us to start giving out tips and tricks, but we’ll do nothing of the sort.
The Internet is saturated with step-by-step techniques on how to limit the use of devices, do deep work, focus more, and so forth—yet these pieces of advice often prove inadequate.
We have tried those strategies for years and, unfortunately, the results varied and did not last—they were merely stopgaps.
What we realized after more than a decade of research is that…
People use technology in a way that makes sense for them given their current understanding of the world.
The way we understand our minds—our paradigm of reality—is the basis of our choices about everything. Technology is no exception.
The reason why so many people use technology as a coping mechanism, as an escape from reality or to soothe themselves, is that at that moment it’s the best they can do.
Digital detox or similar techniques may have an effect in the short term, but if your reality paradigm doesn’t change, you will soon go back to your usual behaviors.
So we won’t try to convince you to add new techniques to your busy life, because the solution lies elsewhere.
The solution lies in a whole new way of thinking about technology: a paradigm shift.
At the root of tech abuse, in fact, there is a deep social and individual suffering caused by an innocent and widespread misunderstanding about how our minds work.
We are not taking about a concept, nor an additive method (i.e., adding “more stuff to know/do” in your life).
This is described perfectly by bestselling author and executive coach Jamie Smart in one of our interviews:
We envision a future in which—through this simple yet profound paradigm shift in the understanding of our minds—humanity can live happily and healthily in the digital world.
We create free, high-quality educational material to share this paradigm as the way to thrive in the digital age.
Moreover, DigitalStress.org is a point of reference for those who understand that our relationship with technology is dangerously problematic.
- For those who have tried many personal growth techniques, read books, attended courses, but still struggle to see any real change.
- For all the professionals interested in the subject, such as psychologists, entrepreneurs, teachers, coaches, and managers.
- For those concerned by the harmful impact of the digital age on our personal lives, work, and relationships.
It's time to act.
We must free our minds from the conditioning and the hype, see through the innocent misunderstanding of an old paradigm, and reconnect with what truly matters.
It’s the only way to build a future worth living in.