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Tech Wellness Guide

A guide for productivity and tech mental-wellness during remote coursework.


Let your brain rest.

Doom Scrolling

Doom Scrolling: Sinking into emotional distress while bingeing on depressing news.  Excessive screen time, a reluctance to take breaks away from our computers, distraction of many tabs, and boredom exacerbate persistent doom-seeking.  

For help with doom scrolling, consider these articles from NPR and the New York Times:
 NPR: Your Doom Scrolling Breeds Anxiety. Here's How to Stop the Cycle.  
You're Doomscrolling Again. Here's How to Snap out of It.