I recently went out to dinner with a good friend of mine and whilst we were having dinner I noticed a family in the restaurant, two young boys and of course Mom and Dad. They were celebrating the birthday of one of the boys.
So why did I notice them?
Not for one second from the time they arrived, did they look up from their iPad’s and iPhone’s to converse with each other and that really got me thinking.
In our technologically advancing society, digital addiction has reached epic proportions. Children, who should be playing with a ball, exercising their growing bodies, are stuck behind digital screens, like zombies!
Parents who should be parenting and socializing are also glued to their screens using the excuse, “I am so busy”. Staying busy is easier than taking time to pursue what really makes us happy human beings. Start thinking about removing the words I am so busy from your vocabulary and start making the conscious effort to think of more productive and healthy ways to spend your time.
Remove all the alerts on your phones unless they are about the safety of your friends and family. By removing the many alerts we get, we wont be constantly distracted by them and we wont be encouraged to check social media as often.
Finally, if you want to know just how addicted you are, do a digital detox once a month, where for one day of a weekend, you only check your electronic devices once in the morning. Warn your close friends and family that this is what you are going to do on a particular day so that you are assured, if there is an emergency, you can be contacted another way.
Addictions or habits respond really well to Hypnotherapy if you find it is too difficult to deal with an addiction yourself.