10 Mar Disconnect From Your Smartphone
Phones ringing, Twitter notifications, Instagram likes, Facebook shares, candies crushing.. This is what consumes most of our days. We have access to so much on our phones that it makes it hard to put them down. But constantly being on our phones can affect our health and the way we think.
How our smartphones affect our health:
Northwestern University conducted a study and determined that the more time people spend on their phones, the more likely they are to be depressed. (https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2015/07/your-phone-knows-if-youre-depressed)
When you spend so much time on your phone, you begin to expect updates and interactions with friends. When you don’t get the desired interaction or number of likes, it’s easy to worry or wonder why.
You’ve probably heard someone tell you to get off your phone at least an hour before you go to bed. That’s because the blue light from your phone suppresses melatonin, which keeps you awake twice as long as coffee does.
Activities to do instead of playing on your smart phone:
-Spend time with nature and go for a walk.
-Read a book.
-Watch a movie.