In the modern world, technology has already captured us. We couldn’t imagine a day without our smart phones. We are always feeling worried and distracted. According to doctors this is the result of our ”information snacking” habit. This situation also leads to the disconnection of the environment we are in at the same time. We get so caught up in our phones and tablets that we refuse to perceive what really happens around us. Here are some solutions to get over this!
Do A Social Media Detox
When was the last time you went a full day, from wake to sleep, without checking social media? Take a short break on social media for a day. Don’t surf in the internet, don’t watch tv and forget about your phone. If you are constantly interacting with the news, there is of course no vacancy for you to think about what happened in your life. Keep in mind that starting a detox is easy. The hard part is sticking with it.
Be Picky About The Notifications You Get
Average person checks his phone 47-68 times a day. The most common cause of it is the constant notifications we get. However, the amount of data we can keep in mind is inversely proportional to the amount of data we receive. Turn off the unnecessary push notifications and only get what you are actually interested in. Instead of checking every news website every morning, check only your favorite ones.
Take A Book
Reading decreases the negative effects of ”information snacking” Even reading 10 minutes everyday helps you to clean and refresh your mind. Reading can also help you to cope with noise pollution.
Drinking about 2.5 liters of water a day can help you to increase your attention span. Tea also helps. In one study, it was observed that black tea drinkers were more careful than the placebo recipients because of the amino acid L-theanine contained in them and fulfilled the assigned tasks better.