There are more mobile devices than people. Our phone has become the center of our day (and night); we literally revolve around it.
It is our news, our scheduler, our navigator, our entertainment, our communication tool and so much more.
TECH RULES OUR HOME
It turns on our lights…locks our doors…views who is ringing our door, starts our coffee…turns on the air or heats the pool. It even sent our Nikon cameras packing. We literally have the phone in our hands for our basic daily functioning.
IT RUNS OUR WORK
We text. We email. We message. We conference call. We zoom. Oh, and maybe, we actually talk with someone. #Technology has its benefits in the flexibility of time and travel, rather than traffic and cubicles, but the curse is that our work never stops when the metaphorical 9 to 5 ends.
IT IS DEFINING OUR GENERATIONS
Our world has changed and it is changing faster than ever…our children are favoring technology over kick the can, over dodge ball and over virtually any other activity.
We are coming on the cusp of a global problem…our #children have lost the ability to maintain eye contact or carry a conversation. Their minds are changing. In 2000, the average attention span was 12 seconds. In 2019 it's down to 8 seconds. Even a goldfish has a 9 second attention span! Their bodies are changing. Tech neck, computer slump, poor eyesight, are real and inevitable effects as they spend hour after hour engaged to a screen curving their growing bodies from the posture of looking down rather than looking out at the world or up to admirable figures.
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS 3.35 HOURS ON THEIR PHONE!
It’s time to take our lives back! Don’t panic; I am not suggesting that we go back to caveman days and hunt and gather for food, but a step back to nature, the natural and interact with real people world would improve our hearts, minds and bodies.
Our first step is to de-plug and empower by becoming aware and committing to change. There are tall tales out there of a blogger disconnecting from her cell phone for months and a man that went to live on a desolate island (isn’t that Henry David Thoreau?). Realistically, we cannot live like this in today’s world. So, there is a simpler, perhaps more effective approach. Try this for a start. Refuse to start or end your day on a device. Give yourself 30 minutes in the morning, an hour at night phone free and put it away - completely out of sight - during meal time with your family.
REDUCE SCREEN TIME AND REDIRECT
Grab your cell phone and go outside. Turn the ringer off. You agree, you can't read anything or text anyone. Look up, open your arms, arch your neck, stick out your chest, take a big breathe and hold it for 3 seconds and then blow it out through the mouth with a sigh of relief at the end. Smile and just breathe. Feel the breeze of the air on your skin; the smell of the flowers (or smog); hear the birds (or car horns) and hit play to any one of the memovis that inspire you and your life.
This little vacation from screen time and enjoyment of the natural world will rejuvenate your mind and body. This simple act of being, WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, as it has for all of us, as it transports us to a land that exists between our brain and our bodies - even if it started from the cell phone.
LISTEN TO ONE OF 150 MEMOVIS TO RECHARGE AND INSPIRE
Taking back my posture, Instant Relaxation Technique (IRT), I am OK just the way I am, Success History Search - There are over 150 choices available Nov 4th.