You had planned to chill out in front of the TV, after a long hectic week. You are finally there with your family or friends. Your mobile phone is beside you. From time to time, you receive breaking news notifications, e-mails and a number of social media messages. Someone there is using a computer and you can see what is on screen. You decided to ignore everything in order to relax and recharge. Suddenly, you realized that you are not enjoying the moment you had long waited for. You feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Now, you even feel angry and upset for no apparent reason. Your mind is gradually submerged by many negative thoughts that are usually not related and you cannot stop thinking about next week’s projects and exams.
You on the one hand know that there is a lot to do for next week’s assessments, but you also worry about your health. You need to avoid information overload in order shield against burnout. How would you respond?
Answer this question, referring to at least 4 techniques introduced in the course. Respond to both levels of this issue:
A. What would you do to use media effectively?
B. How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.