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’re you to talk about it anyway?”

To understand the answers, you must grasp the difference between chocolate and technology.

In a few paragraphs, you’ll get what we mean ─ and how it can change your life for the better.

But it’s important to start from the beginning, to understand what Digital Stress is:

Digital Stress

All the consequences of our temporary inability to cope − in healthy ways − physically, mentally and socially with rapid technological change.

Simply put:

Digital Stress includes all damages caused by tech use.

There are a lot of them, and they’re scientifically proven. Some of them are:​

PHYSICAL PAIN

  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Burning eyes
  • Aching joints
  • Muscle tension

MENTAL DISORDERS

  • Addiction to devices and services
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders

HEALTH RISKS

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Cardiac risks
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle degeneration

RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS

  • Social isolation
  • Loss of empathy
  • Stress and jealousy in couples
  • Sexual problems

WORK DIFFICULTIES

  • Decreased productivity
  • Work dissatisfaction
  • Decline in attention and precision
  • Rise in stress levels and related risks

PERSONAL SUFFERING

  • Learning difficulties
  • Stress and fatigue
  • Relentless mental chatter
  • Constant distraction

(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 damages are massive

And there’s a good reason. When it comes to Digital Stress, everything is interconnected.

Stop for a second, and imagine: if you had headache 24/7, nonstop, how would you feel? How would your relaxation time be? Your relationships? Your sex life?

You’ve guessed it – unpleasant.

Chronic headaches are just one of the most common symptoms of Digital Stress.

And, as with many of those symptoms, they drag victims into a slimy funnel.

Let’s look at a quick example: smartphone addiction.

A smartphone addict is bound to have physical, mental and social problems.

Often severe ones.

At a physical level, he’ll suffer headaches, back pain, neck pain, irritated eyes and much more.

Have you ever heard of occipital neuralgia, text-message injury or cubital tunnel syndrome?

(Good for you if you haven’t; they’re true miseries.)

On a mental level, he’ll suffer nomophobia – anxiety or panic attacks when the cellphone isn’t available.

Then difficulty focusing, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances and burnout will probably arise

On a relationship level, all of this increases the risk of isolation and social problems, which lead to far worse predicaments.

And so on and so forth. See, that’s the thing.

Digital Stress is a problem related to our lifestyle as a whole. 

It’s not like addictions or bad habits. Let’s take eating too much chocolate, for example.

For some, quitting for good might be difficult. But once that’s done, you realize it was just a “dope,” something that you had no real need for in life.

With tech, things are different because it permeates our lives.

We can’t throw it in the toilet and flush unless we want to play the hermit.

Sure, we often stress how freeing ourselves from the brainwashing of the TechVultures – to stop thinking that tech is truly necessary for our survival, happiness, and health – is key.

TechVultures are evil companies that don’t care about the dreadful effects of technology, as long as they profit from it.

We stand up against them, firmly.

But we’re not Luddites, and we’re not blind or dumb.

We don’t want to go back to the “good ol’ days”.

Technology, for most of us, is vital. It’s part of the normal human evolution, and it’s here to stay.

That’s why the “grab and throw away” solution, which you can use with eating too much chocolate, doesn’t work here.

It also takes more than half-hearted fixes, like apps to limit usage on our devices, Digital Detox weeks or relaxing days at the spa.

If you’ve tried these “remedies,” you know what we mean.

It’s the same with food.

If you binge all year, stuffing yourself with all varieties of junk, it’s clear that a one-week detox with green smoothies won’t do you any miracles.

In other words, we need a different approach.

At the root of tech abuse, there is a deep social and individual suffering.

The goal of DigitalStress.org is to awaken people, help them reconnect with themselves, with nature and with their humanity.

Bring them to a healthy balance between tech and real life.

We believe it is time to unite and spark a revolution to discover a new way of living in this digital world.

For 12 years, we suffered most of the problems mentioned above. Been there, done that (you can read our bio here).

For us, this isn’t just another job or a way to make some bucks. It’s a mission.

We went to hell. We came back. We’re here to help anyone who might need it. 

Building on our first-hand experience, knowing that our paths are just beginning.

So here we share:

  • How we got out of the black pit in which we ended up.
  • What we’ve learned in twelve years of ongoing research.
  • What we discover every day: experts, ground-breaking strategies, and tips and tricks.

But there’s more.

DigitalStress.org is a point of reference for those who understand.

Understand that our relationship with technology is dangerously problematic.

For those suffering from the effects of Digital Stress, including addictions, physical pains, fatigue, social isolation, and more.

For the mothers and fathers worried about how their children use smartphones and computers.

For the entrepreneurs and workers brought to the brinks of nervous breakdowns by messaging, news, updates, and constant availability.

For all the professionals interested in the subject, such as psychologists, entrepreneurs, teachers, coaches, and managers.

For those concerned by the harmful impact tech has on our lives, our effectiveness, our relationships, and our very social fabric.

Why this “point of reference”?

Because more and more people are feeling that the abuse of tech is making us live in an inhumane and unnatural way.

And it’s no longer time to pussyfoot, discuss, and quote science mumbo jumbo.

But to act. The problem is here, now.

We must free our minds from the conditioning and the hype, and reconnect with what truly matters.

It’s the only way to build a future worth living in.

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