A lot of people will recognize this. You wake up on the alarm of your mobile phone, you walk downstairs and while your having breakfast you’re checking your emails on either your phone, iPad or computer.
Then you start checking Facebook and look for other ways to connect online, allowing you to ignore the real life in the present moment.
A lot of hours during the day you will work online in front of a screen. After work you will check your phone again for more emails, texting, news, Facebook, Youtube and other types of entertainment. And in the evening you’ll relax in front of another (TV) screen.
It goes on and on and on and it adds up tremendously. It has become so normal for us, most people don’t even realize the insanity of it anymore. And if they do, they ignore it and tell themselves, “It just the way things are nowadays. It’s progress”.
But is it really? Well, maybe digital progress and efficiency progress to a certain degree. However, there’s also a major decline in our optimal functioning as a human being.
Internet is great if you use it moderately to benefit your superb lifestyle. But many have becomes slaves of social media, news, apps, email, texting, and it effects your behavior and the way you live. Overuse of mobile phones and internet can lead to a poor attention span, impatience, snappiness, anxiety, depression, online addictions, and so on.
You might read these words and think, “I know, I know”. But the symptoms of overuse are often taken lightly and will impact everything in your daily existence. Your way of thinking, your relationships with your partner, your kids, your friends, what you do and especially what you don’t do.