Intro to Digital Wellbeing course review - tablet with Mental Health Matters on the screen

Intro to Digital Wellbeing Google Digital Garage course review

Looking after your digital wellbeing

Are you looking to maintain healthy habits with your technology? We all need work-life balance, but what about our digital wellbeing? So much of our lives are online, it’s all too easy to get stuck in a screen.

This week I will be reviewing a course is designed to focus on your digital wellbeing.

Intro to Digital Wellbeing is a free course by Google Digital Garage that is very simple and speedy to complete. An email registration is all that is required.

Digital wellbeing is about forming a healthy relationship with technology, allowing you to access the benefits of it.

About the course

Intro to Digital Wellbeing was split up into four modules, with questions at the end of each one. 

The questions were easy to answer, and provided an accurate reflection of what was taught.

A collection of speakers were present in this course. I enjoyed this, as I find it interesting to hear a broad range of perspectives.


It was clear to me that the advice given was credible, as they reflected on scientific studies regarding productivity. For example, dopamine levels rise when checking notifications.

Surprisingly, I learned that every time you are distracted by technology, it takes you 25 minutes to regain your focus.

I found the information provided to be fascinating, and it really displayed the importance of a healthy balance between technology and life.

Drawbacks and limitations

Normally, I pry out moments in learning materials where I think improvement is necessary. However, I think that this course delivered upon the touchstones it promised to.

In a broader topic, it may be easier to have some suggestions to improve it. I don’t always feel that negatives are always necessary, especially if they have taught me valuable information.


Honestly speaking, I think that the Intro to Digital Wellbeing course is a great use of time.

Technology is heavily intertwined into our day-to-day life: I believe that it is important to teach others how to balance their time. As a result, we learn to control technology, rather than let technology control us.