Social media, smartphones and computers are an important part of many people’s lives and it isn’t always a positive thing. We live in an age of instant gratification and sharing our lives through media such as Facebook and Twitter. If we want to know something our first thought is usually ‘I’ll just Google it’.
Whilst technology has made life easy and I love facebook for keeping in touch with family and friends who don’t live nearby, we can get caught up in the tech world. Instead of making life easier it can make life more stressful. That photo that must be put on Instagram now, the first thought each morning – ‘what has been posted to Facebook?’, ‘oh dear, I’ve been defriended’.
People don’t talk to each other anymore – they text even when they are sitting with each other! I see people walking while they are texting or even reading an e-book!
Can all of this technology be good for our health?
We live in a fast-paced world and we need to take time to slow down our brain.You are in control NOT the computer or smartphone or social media.Click To Tweet
Taking at least one day to unplug from technology has enormous benefits to your mental health and relationships.
The Mental Health Benefits of Unplugging
- Relaxes your mind
- Gives you time to relax and do something you enjoy doing
- Improves your quality of life by reducing stress
- Provides the time to have a real conversation and reconnect face to face with family and friends
- Gives your eyes a break from computer screens
Can you unplug for one day to improve your mental health?