We live in a generation where we have access to everything with just a click of a button. Whether it’s a piece of information you’re trying to verify, or a work mail or a friend miles away, it’s all literally just a click away.
And all of it above yields us one common result – constantly connected, and constantly staring at our screens, be it mobile or laptop/desktop.
It’s certainly not a bad thing, but we’ve come to a point where perhaps, every now and then, it is almost essential to take a few steps back and unplug.
Start With Saying No To Work On Weekend?
Of course, unplugging 100% is impossible in today’s day and age, but one really easy way around this is disconnecting off from work over the weekends. This is especially true when something can easily wait until Monday. You probably think it’s no big deal checking a mail on Saturday, it takes two minutes anyway! But one bad e-mail, one small thing can throw our mood of course.
This is true for all kinds of relationships, be it family, spouse or friends. Checking a message or Facebook for a quick minute is no big deal, but we should really know when to put that phone down. No one wants to speak to an engrossed phone user. Besides, it’s also rude and disrespectful to be staring at your phone when someone is speaking.
And let’s not forget, there’s a bigger chance of having a more meaningful conversation when the phone is down.
But the ultimate winner of unplugging every now and then can be the relationship between you and your spouse/partner. Every once a few days, go off technology for a few hours. Play a game, talk, eat, sip some wine, or do whatever, but just keep away from the gadgets. Believe us, those few minutes can really do wonders!
Your Health Actually Suffers Too
Headaches, strain and stress on eyes, fatigue are all real deals you get with excess use of technology. And that’s not it! Browsing your phone or laptop right before you go to sleep may even cause lack of sleep which can ultimately result in even more fatigue and tiredness!
So ladies, it’s important we give our bodies and minds a break and just steal a few moments in this mad world of chaos. So from today onwards, take a moment to look up at the sky instead of the screen, every now and then. Sometimes, live in the moment with the friend next to you rather than chatting with another one far away. And occasionally, eat that pizza right after it’s served, hot and cheesy, rather than Instagramming it first.
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan