Infographic: The hand of mental health and media
A prosperous mind is the cornerstone and a resource of a balanced media behaviour, consisting of many different things. The accompanying infographic The hand of mental health and media encourages and helps young people to identify the factors that affect their media behaviour and well-being from the perspective of mental well-being.
Use the infographic to help you think about your media behaviour from the perspective of mental well-being over the past week. Make a note of your findings and then look at what you should pay attention to in your daily life.
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Text equivalent of the infographic:
The hand of mental health and media
Think about your media usage and mental health over the past week.
Sleep and rest
Did I sleep well?
Did I resist checking my phone at night?
Was I able to concentrate on things at school or work?
Did I remember to wind down, relax and take breaks during the day?
Hobbies and creativity
Has my screen time been in proportion to my time spent doing other things?
Have I used my smart device for something that feeds my imagination or creativity?
Relationships and emotions
Have I told people that I care about how I feel, either on screen or face to face?
Have I been there for the people who are important to me?
Have I been a part of a group?
Exercise and mindfulness
Have I used smart devices to find ways to exercise that I like?
Have I remembered to be mindful of my body and what it needs?
Do I understand how the media affects my perception of myself and others?
Food and eating habits
When I was eating, did I enjoy the company of others in addition to the food?
Have I been eating regularly?
Have I taken time away from my smart devices to eat in peace?
Do I know how to do life admin tasks online?
Am I willing to learn how to use new digital devices?
Do I know how to take care of online privacy?
Values affect my choices and what I do.
What is important to me?
What kind of balanced media-related choices did I make today?