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OFFGRIDME.LIFE is a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise awareness about Problematic Internet Use. With your support, we can continue to aggregate all the studies and newspapers articles conducted on PIU, develop information material and offer tips to have a healthier relationship with your phone.

Variable Rewards

Likes and notifications give us the need to check the phone frequently

Feedback loop 

Boredom is our worst enemy. Being hyper-connected keeps us busy

Content never stops

With infinite scrolling and auto-play you are saturated with endless information

Vanity metrix

Arbitrary numerical goals like the number of followers and shares give us an hormonal hit

Sleep

Diet

Mood

Productivity

Mindstrong Health app offers early detection for mental health problems

Tell me how you use your smartphone and I'll tell you if you're depressed. It sounds like an impressive title, ...

‘150 friends rule’ could help you beat your smartphone addiction

Entrepreneur Tanya Goodin, author of OFF.Your Digital Detox for a Better Life, and founder of Time to Log Off, shares her ...

World wide web inventor says Facebook, Google and Twitter have become too dominant

March 12th was the World Wide Web’s 29th birthday. Here’s a message from Sir Tim Berners-Lee – the inventor of ...

What makes some technology so habit-forming? | Nir Eyal | TED Institute

Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and have taught at the Stanford Graduate School ...

Science

Behavioral Design

It’s a framework for intentionally and systematically changing human behavior through persuasive modifications of the physical and digital environment.

Framework

It describes and predicts how and why people behave the way they do. It’s also a set of practices for changing those behaviors.

Intentional

Design and thinking tools are deliberately used to achieve specific behavioral outcomes.

Systematic

Methods and ideas come from observations and experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics.They explain how to achieve certain predictable behavior changes.

Change

It is all about behavior change. Tools are used  to increase or decrease behavior frequency, make people start or stop doing something, doing it once or often.

Persuasion

It uses insights about how the brain operates as strategies for persuading people to change their behaviors.

Environment

When you use your smartphone app, the environment is your app’s user interface. Behavioral Design proposes tools for strategically modifying how these environments look and feel and how they respond to our behavior.

People with Internet addiction react the worst when WiFi off.

If you feel frustrated when your WiFi connection stops working, It could be because of your personality. When digital technology ...

New study on the associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents

According to a new population-level study, children and teens who spend more hours with their faces in front of a ...

Bright light and sleepless night for preschool children

It is known that humans are very sensitive to the effect of light however this hasn’t being examined in young ...

Video games addiction recognized as mental health problem by the Who

The World Health Organization (WHO) released yesterday the new draft of the 2018 International Classification of Diseases (CIM-11). La CIM ...

OffGrid You

Let’s take a break

Identify which devices you are using in order to take  a break from them.

Tell people who are likely to contact you during the 24 hours what are you doing. 

Try to invite the rest of the family or friends to join you.You can plan great activities together.

Reading, cooking, planning a game night, visiting a museum…  there are many fun and relaxing activities you can do off the grid

Get a notebook to write down directions ahead of time. Use it also to doodle, draw or write down ideas.

Create a physical contact list. If you have a landline write down the numbers of people you may want to call.

 Setup your anwering machine to inform people who contact you that you are Off line for 24hours.

Set an automated email response to tell everybody to invite them to try a 24h digital detox.

SelfControl – A free Mac application to help you avoid distracting websites.

SelfControl is a free and open-source application for macOS that lets you block your own access to distracting websites

Forest – Stay focused, be present

Put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in your life …

Freedom – reduces distraction

Stop being distracted by your laptop. Freedom is the app and website blocker used by over 750,000 people to reclaim focus and productivity …

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