Are we ever allowed to switch off?
“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life” – Dolly Parton.
In today’s world, technology has become an additional limb to the human body. We are forever connected and now so reliant on technology that we cannot leave the house without our phones.
So much so that it appears we should be doing our online banking while enjoying a holistic therapy (according to a major bank).
It is certainly disheartening to see this advertisement promoting staying connected even during self-care! Here’s our blog about the benefits of self-care.
There is no doubt that we need technology today and we can’t dispute its advantages but creating a healthy balance with technology is essential.
Look up from your phone and observe what’s happening around you. Communication isn’t just about what is written down. Arranging to meet face to face with friends, family and colleagues has so many benefits. Human contact gives you the ability to read body language, atmosphere and the feeling of appreciation when someone gives you their full attention and time (read our blog about the benefits of active listening).
The endless thumb rolling feeds the brain continuous news, providing an overload of information that in most cases is unnecessary. This contributes to keeping our minds in overdrive and can lead to mental ill health.
That is why it’s so important to switch off – literally. Here are our 10 top tips on how to kick technology addiction, overload and overwhelm.
Are you in control of your digital world, or is it controlling you? How often do you ‘switch off’ each day?