Over-Stimulation: The Price of Technology Addiction

In the multitudes of analysis acclimated for bloom and wellness education, there seems to be an basal and accumulation theme: over-stimulation. With the accretion assurance on technology, humans are appropriate to do beneath concrete activity, at the aforementioned time accretion brainy activity. While generally useful, if not managed carefully, this can credible in poor health.

Consider how association has confused from aboriginal avant-garde canicule to the accepted abstruse one. Just a few things we no best accept to do to survive:

Hunt for food

Gather firewood for winter heating and cooking

Accession the aliment we eat, acute action to accession livestock and tend fields

Airing to town, or airing for basal transportation

Work at a concrete labor-based job

Do action by hand, not application machines

Cook aliment from scratch, application acquaintance ingredients

Physically accommodated up, to allocution or acquaint with others

Go to boondocks to get basal supplies

Share accurate talents or abilities as a agency to barter for bare items

All of these tasks, while time consuming, served a basal action in absolute bloom promotion, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and banking health. Canicule were spent on basal concrete tasks, which aswell active the apperception and helped to accommodated added capital needs. Concrete action was a allotment of every bodies day and a lot of slept simple because they were physically tired. Obesity was not an issue, in allotment due to the accomplishment it took to obtain, grow, and adapt food. A lot of often, concrete action account the calories attainable for consumption.

Social alternation was one on one and abundantly accepted afterwards continued spells out on the farm. Studies now appearance that superior amusing alternation is benign to bloom and animosity of wellbeing. With beneath options to vie for ones attention, focus was centered on the assignment at hand. Humans took pride in their ability and the fruits of their labor. While generally harsh, antecedents canicule were simpler, with beneath options. This fabricated for beneath circadian choices to accumulate the apperception consistently stimulated.

Just a few things we now do or accept that accord to poor health:

Aliment that is readily accessible, top in preservatives, top in calories, and low in diet (Not acute diffuse alertness or effort)

Sedentary jobs application technology, against concrete labor

Machines to abetment with concrete tasks

Communication through phone, text, computer, or email

Simple admission to absolute information

24/7 accessibility through corpuscle phones and computers

Actual face to face alternation unnecessary

Clock time at jobs that do not advance ones abilities or talents

Distractions attainable from assorted sources simultaneously, such as TV, radio, computer, corpuscle phones, gaming devices, and added carriageable electronics

Options to ample time are infinite, acute connected moment to moment choices apropos how time will be spent

This account reveals the insidious ancillary of abstruse advances, acceptance one to get things done added efficiently, so that there is time to ample the day with added things to do. Such brainy over-stimulation was never intended. Is it any admiration “stress related” affliction is the amount one could cause for a lot of doctor visits? Getting mentally over-stimulated and physically apathetic is at the affection of abounding debilitating bloom problems credible today.

Look at the acceleration in ADHD, not abundant of that in avant-garde days. Yield indisposition for addition example. A new federal bloom abstraction showed at atomic 8.6 actor Americans address defective decree medication to abatement asleep. Today’s aesthetic lifestyles accomplish it arduous to focus and difficult to shut the apperception down for sleep. Combine that with the actuality that in a lot of lifestyles, the alone concrete action comes from a acquainted best to “work out,” and the botheration becomes added apparent.

This does not activate to blemish the apparent of bloom accompanying issues anon accompanying to getting over-stimulated. Humans charge drugs, nicotine, alcohol, and added such behaviors to cope with the over-stimulated lives that are accepted today. This commodity is meant to bandy up a red banderole and get humans to accede how abundant they are acceptance into their action through their assurance on technology.

The basal band is, if you feel run down, burnt out, or consistently charge to use a actuality to advice you cope with a active lifestyle, it is time to yield banal of how time is spent and advance boundaries for technology use. Accomplish no aberration that is a boxy choice. However, the next best may prove even added difficult. Block out time to do nothing, to focus on one assignment after cyberbanking or added distractions, and to bright the mind, while adequate the body. It is aswell capital to add concrete action into anniversary day, the affectionate the challenges the anatomy and lungs.

All of these suggestions are simple to do. The botheration is, they are just as simple NOT to do. It was already said, “Live by the sword, die by the sword.” The aforementioned could be said of technology. “Live by technology, die by technology.” Choose anxiously the dispatch accustomed into anniversary day. Create rituals or routines that acquiesce for unwinding and relaxation. Body associations with advantageous behaviors or substances such as herbal tea, balmy milk, capital oils, peaceful music, sitting in nature, yoga, massage, meditation, accelerating beef relaxation, and etc. These associations will body with convenance and can activate to arresting the academician it is time to shut down. Just like Pavlov’s dog, conditioned responses can be created. Just be abiding they are the affectionate of responses that advance bloom not endanger it.

“Wellness Matters” Commodity Series by Lisa Schilling RN, BSN, CPT

Speaker, Writer, Wellness Coach & Consultant

Lisa Schilling is the columnist of “The Get REAL Guide to Bloom and Fitness-FIVE STEPS to Create Your Own Personal Wellness Plan.” She juggles action as a adoring wife and the mother of three boys, who accumulate her anxiety durably buried on the ground!

Lisa is a Registered Nurse, columnist and convalescent celebration queen, who spreads achievement with her Get REAL access to wellness. She empowers women, caregivers and groups to absolve their fullest abeyant by allowance them to see their accurate adorableness and ascertain their REAL value.