We live in a busy world. We use our smartphones to answer emails, calls, and instant messages at all times of the day: in business meetings, at lunches, while waiting for the bus, in line at the grocery store and even during special occasions and family gatherings.

This behaviour reflects what research has already shown about how smartphones affect our lives. On the one hand, these devices give us greater discretion over when and where to work and how we stay connected with others. On the other, this constant connection extends our workdays and reduces our ability to detach. Many


Improving work or home role performance

Establishing a personal digital philosophy

Minimising undesirable social behaviours


Putting family and interpersonal relationships first