Our Crazy Addiction To Mobile Devices
- Do you constantly have your mobile phone in your hand? - Checking your notifications every 5 minutes? - Frequently looking at your phone when your spending time with family or friends?
Is that a YES!
You Most Likely are Addicted!!!!!!!!!!!
Gone are the days of going to the toilet with the day's newspaper, your favorite porno mag, counting the pubic hairs on the floor and contemplating life. Who doesn't go to the bathroom these days without there phone? Ewwwwe, Can you imagine how many fecal particles will end up on that phone, then on your hands and god knows where else afterward. I'm thinking that would be pretty unhygienic.
Family and friends time- Do you have that constant urge to check who messaged you, who you missed a call from, who snap chatted you, who tagged you and so on. Quality time is not so much quality time anymore. It's not only children but adults as well, hanging out together is everyone playing on their phones. We see it everywhere, families out for dinner, on public transport, walking across the road( not even looking up to check for traffic), bedrooms (less special time with your other half), beaches, sporting events, picnics, parks, schools, at work and even at the gym.Get off your phones people and focus on your loved ones that are right in front of you and give them your complete and utter attention, its called respect.
The not so good side- According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, mobile phone use is partial to blame for the distracted driving that kills an estimated nine people each day and injures more than 1000. Simply taking your eyes off the road for two seconds, doubles the risk of a crash. The use of a phone while driving increases the risk of an accident up to four times.
The Effects On Your Health- You have probably heard of the term 'text neck'! The pain, cramping, stiffness, headaches and poor posture which can, in turn, affect your spine and other vital functions of the body. 'Text Claw', cramping fingers, wrist pain and muscle pain due to continuous texting and scrolling. There have been links to cancer due to overexposure to the chemicals and microwaves used in the use of cellphone technology. Experts say that our brains get a hit of dopamine and serotonin ( the chemicals linked to happiness) when our phones beep or ring.
The upside- The upside is that we have the power and control to change it. Maybe start by not taking your phone to the toilet, put your phone away while crossing the road, leave your phone in your bag when out with friends and family and only use it for photos, pull over when driving if you really have to check your phone, or just turn it on silent when your driving. It's not worth risking your life and other people. Just a few small changes can make a huge difference. All your notifications, messages, emails, missed calls and snapshots are still going to be there whether its five minutes or five hours till you check it. Children are lacking communication skills as the most communicating they do these days is via digital devices. They are also awesome in so many ways, so try to use your devices in moderation and always be safe and respectful of the people you are with.
Be Kind, Be Free, Be You.