Take tech time-outs

First For Women - - Health -

“Tech­nol­ogy can in­ter­fere with the joys we could be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing with oth­ers,” notes Dr. Chat­ter­jee. To bol­ster the hu­man con­nec­tions shown to slash stress by up to 50%: Tem­po­rar­ily switch off your phone’s data and Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity when spend­ing time with loved ones—even for just a few hours on the week­end. “You’ll still be able to re­ceive nec­es­sary calls and texts, but you’ll be more ‘in the mo­ment’ as a re­sult.”

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