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13. Tech Habits & Burnout with Dr kristy Goodwin

Filly is joined by Dr Kristy Goodwin on today’s podcast episode. Dr Kristy is amazing - you’re going to LOVE the wealth of knowledge she brings about our techno-habits in our modern digital world, how it’s connected to burnout, and simple, research-backed micro-habits you can implement to tame your tech-habits (and therefore support your brain & adrenal glands!).  


About Dr Kristy Goodwin


Having personally experienced how our always-on digital culture is compromising people’s wellbeing and is counter to optimal and sustainable performance, award-winning researcher and speaker Dr Kristy Goodwin is on a mission to promote employee wellbeing and bolster workplace productivity in an always-on digital world.

As one of Australia’s digital wellbeing and productivity experts, she shares practical brain-based hacks to tame tech habits and the latest evidence-based strategies to decode the neurobiology of peak performance in the technological era.reverting to phone bans or constant digital detoxes.

In Dr Kristy’s latest book, Dear Digital, We need to talk. . . she shares how to use technology in ways that are aligned to your neurobiology (how your brain and body are designed to work).

Senior business leaders and HR executives from the country’s top organisations engage Dr Kristy to help them promote employee digital wellbeing and performance. Her roster of clients includes Apple, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Queensland, Challenger, Westpac, DLA Piper,Westpac, McDonald’s, Westfield, Randstad, the Reserve Bank of Australia, Cuscal, State Street, National Broadband Network and Foxtel.


In today’s episode, Dr Kristy talks to Filly about:

  • We dive straight into the personal stuff: Dr Kristy shares her own “body burnout” story, where she developed insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, gut issues and vasal-vagal episodes (fainting & fitting). She identifies deeper root-causes of addictive-doing, perfectionism, and the underlying driver of getting external validation to feel good about herself.
  • We then get into Dr Kristy’s work and her latest book, Dear Digital…We Need To Talk.
  • Dr Kristy covers key “digital diagnostic” signs and symptoms to look out for, if you’re in techno-burnout (eek - think “toilet tweeting” and “email apnea”)
  • We chat about establishing digital borders and boundaries, especially around sleep (sleep is medicine, remember!).
  • How to adopt neuro-productivity principles that work with our biology, rather than against it (Dr Kristy pulls out some fascinating research around fight-or-flight and seeing big heads on screens).
  • Easy micro-habits to implement to reduce and disable digital distractions (and why tech companies are making it HARDER to disable distractions).
  • How to unplug from technology so your brain and body can rest and recover (and no, this doesn’t include a digital detox!). 

Show Note Links: 


Grab a copy of Dr Kristy Goodwin’s book Dear Digital…We Need To Talk here (use discount code ‘FSDD’ to claim free shipping)


Check out Dr Kristy Goodwin’s other tech-habit resources here, including the ChronoType quiz & Digital Wellbeing box


Connect with Dr Kristy on LinkedIn here


Connect with Dr Kristy on Instagram here


Take Chris & Filly’s Ending Body Burnout Assessment here


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