Social media has become so overwhelmingly popular these years that many of us are actually clinging to it, or have turned into phubbers at home, on transport and at dinner with friends and relatives, missing out on real interaction with people. So does this virtual communication really bring us closer to each other or quite the opposite?
We keep saying we’re busy and tired but don’t realise that heavy workload in real life is not the only culprit – we have been spending too much time on the internet and mentally bombarded by excessive information. The result is an exhausted body and mind. We may have been digitally poisoned.
Symptoms of being digitally poisoned
Your daily life may have been invaded by the internet and social media unknowingly. Here are some signs your digital life needs detoxing:
We have to admit that people nowadays are somewhat digitally poisoned, simply because it’s quite impossible for us to totally leave behind our mobile phones and social media. What we could do is to digitally detox, freeing ourselves from social media and reconnecting with the real world. Here are 3 things to start with:
Let’s not underestimate the power of digital detox. An American neurologist once conducted a test asking 35 entrepreneurs to take a 1-month detox programme. The result showed that their memory, sleep quality and communication skills had improved. Still doubtful? Why not make a change today and see what benefits await.
Source: Yahoo Hong Kong x AXA LIVE/LIFE website