Many of us are increasingly distracted by our devices. Young and old, we spend too much time staring at our screens. Social media plays a big part in this.
The last few years have seen an explosion in social media use. Over half the world’s population now use it in some form.
Many of us turn to these platforms as a way to distract ourselves. This doesn’t always leave us feeling great—young and old, we spend too much time staring at our screens.
This can lead to a habit-forming cycle, from which it’s hard to escape. Over time, we can become more dissatisfied and distracted from the real world.
A new approach
An important part of our big purpose is to explore a new approach to social media and online community—an approach where time spent ONLINE encourages and rewards time spent OFFLINE, away from devices and digital distractions; time spent in the real world.
In other words, the opposite of the current ‘attention economy‘.
The next stage
Over the next weeks and months, we’ll focus on spreading the word and growing conversations around different areas of life and wellbeing.
Our hope is these initial sparks will quickly become flames, having a positive impact on people’s lives and wellbeing, both online and offline.
Along the way, you’ll often hear us talk about a Benefit Mindset and 5 Ways to Wellbeing. These will always be important to our vision and purpose.
Keeping things simple
Our hope is simple… that people would experience MakeLifeClick as a calm, positive space, in which to explore a different approach to online connection and community – one that positively influences their offline life and leaves them with a sense that not all is negative in the world.
MakeLifeClick is underpinned by a Community Interest Company / Social Enterprise with a vision to re-imagine the current social media model – to serve and benefit the wellbeing of all.
*Drawing by visuals on Unsplash
We’re excited to launch version 2 of the MakeLifeClick app, enabling ‘on-the-go’ access to all main areas of the community.
We’ve got loads of ideas for how the app could be used to benefit and promote a healthier way of engaging with social media.
For app help and support, please go here.
The desktop version of MakeLifeClick directly compliments the app – for those who prefer a bigger screen…
For help and support, please go here.
Our vision is to nurture an online environment that encourages and helps people to spend more time offline.
We believe spending more time offline – getting away from screens – is vital to living a balanced, fulfilled life.
Key to this will be the ‘The Great Reconnect’ – a space for everyone seeking new ways to restore balance between their online and offline lives.