Digital Wellness with a Human Soul
We believe there is a more HUMAN way to overcome the current overwhelming technology and digital dependency.
We want to solve the problem by creating beautifully crafted and digital-free solutions (no more apps) that help us disconnect from our devices.
Our solutions are reminders that real connections start the moment we put our smartphones away and we proudly celebrate that.
Digital wellness is not an app but an entire LIFESTYLE CHANGE. It’s about building positive routines that enhance our human condition, not downgrade them. At Bagby, our MISSION is to decrease people's screen time while increasing their HUMAN time.
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US HUMAN.
The Sleep Epidemic
99% of people still use their phone as an alarm clock, affecting negatively the quality of their sleep
A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions—such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression—that threaten our nation’s health. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury—it is something people need for good health. Sleep disorders can also increase a person’s risk of health problems. It's time for some sleep hygiene.
Did you know people are 26% more productive at work without their smartphones? (Kaspersky Lab, 2016)
Focus at work is the exception, not the rule; especially during these challenging times. And with the always-on technologies of today, they take a heavy toll on productivity. Distractions Are Costing Companies Millions.
Are you involved in Corporate Health & Well-being in your organization or are you planning a mindful event?
The Human Relationships Crisis
We spend more time staring at our phones than making eye contact (Bank Of America, 2016)
The decline of eye contact is a fact, and as we spend more and more of our time staring at screens, there's less time left over to look into people's eyes - including the eyes of the people we care about most.
The growth of multitasking on mobile devices and remote working have normalized the experience of having conversations with little or no eye contact which plays a critical role in the development of emotional connections and building meaningful relationships. Indeed, 2/3 of Americans say that they “somewhat or strongly agree that periodically ‘unplugging’ or taking a ‘digital detox’ is important for their mental health ( The APA’s Stress in America, 2018).
The Big Disconnect Between Parents and Children
A majority of parents (68%) report that their phone can get in the way of spending quality time with their children. (Pew Research, Parenting Children in the Age of Screens, 2020).
"Full attention," says Goleman, "is a form of love."
Being connected to everyone all the time makes us less attentive to the people we care about most. Nowhere is the alienating power of smartphones more troubling than in the relationship between parents and children. Put simply, smartphones are making mothers and fathers pay less attention to their kids and it could be causing emotional harm. Lactation consultants in Canada and the United States have begun noticing the prevalence of women texting and scrolling through their phones while they breastfeed, breaking valuable eye contact with their baby. It's time to move from "Smartphones" to "Smart Parenting".
"Too much screen time can have lasting consequences for young children’s brains, including issues with memory, attention and language skills."
"Research has linked screen time with an increased amount of sedentary behavior in children and teens which leads to obesity"
"Parents need to drastically cut kids' screen time. Children until age 5 should be limited to 1 h per day while kids and teens (age 8 to 18) spend an average of more than 7h a day."
"Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy."
"Top technology leaders like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates among other confirmed they've restricted or limited their children's screen time."
"SMART TECH-FREE" PRODUCTS WE LOVE
"I love using the chalk. It takes me back to simpler times where human connection was valued over social likes. This product is very well made and the materials feel very premium. I'm going to get one for my sister, too."
"Having a phone free bedroom has made a world of difference for my husband and I. The sleeping bags for the phones are the cutest little accessory and provide the exact gentle reminder we need to just let the phones rest (and therefore our brains, too!). The alarm clocks are chic and adorable. We are resting better, waking better, and having way more fun!"
"I love my new alarm clock! Straightforward, elegant design. Works like a charm. I'd been trying to find a way to get my cell phone out of the bedroom and this was it -- a simple, return-to-basics solution.
It even arrived with a thoughtful, encouraging, handwritten note."
"Thank you Bagby! I truly like the design and the materials. Now we enjoy our family time better as there is always a place for the iPad during dinner time! Totally recommended."
WHAT'S NEW IN OUR BLOG
How To Have Mindful Screen Time During Christmas and New Year
Bagby's 2022 goals and resolutions
2022 is a year we look forward to so we wanted to share some of the key areas and brand goals we will be focusing on.
Please, join the conversation and keep us motivated while pursuing our mission.