Your smart phones are making us less focused, constantly checking our email and social media is making us less productive, and more disconnected from our real lives. That’s why we need to detox.
A More Content And Calmer You
There have been thousands of social experiments where people have taken a break from technology and the participants are almost always surprised to find themselves less stressed because of it.
When you’re on your phone or absorbed in your emails, you’re not living in the present. It’s only when you open your eyes to the here and now that you realize how easy it is to miss out on the good things around you.
You’ll Be More Productive
Let’s be honest with ourselves a lot of the time we’re checking our social media channels and scrolling through your friend’s travel pics, rather than responding to messages or connecting with others.
Taking a break from technology will show just how much time you waste on it!
If you’re stuck in the cyber world too long, your social connections in real life can take a back seat.
We all know that person who doesn’t get off their phone at dinner. Don’t be that person!
Your Physical Health Will Improve
If your eyes are glued to the screen, you’re probably sitting or lying down.
It’s not only terrible for your lower back and neck, it’s also bad on your waist line. Unplug, go outside and get the blood moving. You’ll be amazed how much better you feel.
When your body knows it’s time to sleep, your brain releases a chemical called melatonin, which helps the body relax and prepare for some shut-eye.nScience has shown that when you look at a screen before bedtime, your brain is tricked into thinking it must remain alert and awake, preventing melatonin from being released.
Now you know why you might be tossing and turning in bed wondering why you can’t get to sleep.
Technology is incredible and the benefits are huge in so many aspects of everyday life. However, being able to unplug and have some time away from the screen will leave you re-energized and more in touch with the world around you.