Whenever we go on vacation we normally try to spend our time rather actively. With that said in most cases being on a trail in the mountains or exploring an old city in South America there's no cell service which for the first day or so seems like the world has just ended.
Once you make peace with the fact that you can't check Facebook throughout the day, or look at Instagram stories every time you are in the bathroom your brain is magically starting to adjust to the new reality. All of a sudden you're noticing that the birds are chirping around you or that the clouds make the most beautiful picture you have ever seen...
Today I finally checked my social media after a few days of being inactive and my brain exploded... After swiping through for just a couple of minutes my nervous system got over stimulated.
"The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California-San Diego, under Roger Bon, according to the British “Times of London” and “Telegraph”, believes that people are every day inundated with the equivalent amount of 34 Gb (gigabytes) of information, a sufficient quantity to overload a laptop within a week."
Psychiatrist Edward Hallowell, “never in human history, our brains had to work so much information as today. We have now a generation of people who spend many hours in front of a computer monitor or a cell phone and who are so busy in processing the information received from all directions, so they lose the ability to think and feel. Most of this information is superficial. People are sacrificing the depth and feeling and cut off from other people.”
Most of the information we see daily has very little or no value to us, and very rarely can it improve the quality of your life, in fact in a lot of cases it can bring you down by exposing you to the colorful lives of others - the grass is always greener on the other side.
Multiple studies show that constant exposure to mobile devices at early age can cause brain damage in still developing brains.
Parents! Rather than buying your child another xbox game, buy them a bicycle, rather than getting them things that will expire by next spring get a week off from work and spend the time to learn your child, rather than watching the same movie over and over again go on a walk or a bike ride, rather than going out to diner again, have your kids help you throw a picnic.
Live YOUR life, and not somebody else's.
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