Nowadays there are too many gadgets, the surge of technological tools have increased over the years and even children below 3 years old are now being given iPods, Blackberries and all sorts of Smart phone technology that make it easy for people to get overwhelmed with too much gadget use.
This is the same addiction that occurs when gamers of Game of Thrones or Dota. All stars spend around 24 hours in endless game play.
The addiction for these gadgets has increased in the recent years due to the fact that this gaming technology has already created another world for people to concentrate their thoughts in.
There is such a thing as technological stress, this happens to people who use computers for more than 6 hours a day.
Although gadgets make the lives of humans easier, it is not normal to play computer or use the computer for 2 to 3 days straight without taking a break.
A person can get stuck viewing their monitor for 12 hours or more especially if they have high speed internet.
Gamers can get immersed for several years with different games and this can lead them to experience heart problems, eye problems and other muscle and body strain.
An overuse of technology can lead to headaches, sleep deprivation, memory loss, a breakdown of family relationships and poor performance on the job.
1. Setting a time limit:
In order to reduce the stress given by technology there is a need to set a time limit for the use of computers, TV including other high tech gaming system.
One hour would be enough for the television and 2 hours for the computer maximum.
Find a way to stick to this every day and establish a routine.
2. Creating a relaxing zone free of technological gadgets:
Have a space that can be used by the family for relaxing, have a garden or a patio space that people in the house can visit. It must be filled with plants and images that will remind people to relax.
3. Take the time to meditate
Learn meditation skills and set at least 45 minutes to 1 hour to set your mind at ease and to do away with technology use.
Instead of spending 3-8 hours straight using the computer, take the time to exercise, to walk outside the neighborhood or to sign up for gym membership in order to have something to do.
5. Practice other hobbies
Create a reading group with friends, encourage people to join. Create a group that can contribute something to the community and volunteer your time to be there.
You can just make the group simple, it can be just as simple as a reading club with 8 members, and you can communicate in person and make it a point to avoid using any technological gadget while in their company.
A play station gamer would only take the time to rest if they need to contact Play Station customer support for any query with regards to their games. Avoid being this kind of person, avoid being too addicted to technology that you no longer have a real life.
There are so many methods that could be done, taking a walk in the park, taking up a new hobby like fishing or painting can lessen the use of gadgets and reduce overall stress.
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