Many men, women and children who stay on their smartphone and social media accounts all day may learn something from Lin
Manuel Miranda, founder of Hamilton.
In an interview with Delta Sky magazine, he was asked when and where he had time to be creative, sir.
Miranda, an avid book reader and a free-to-rest enthusiast, replied: "There will be good ideas when resting.
It is in the shower.
When you scribble with your son or play with the train.
"Hamilton" forced me to redouble my efforts and enjoy the inspiration of life soberly. ”Mr.
Miranda's observations suggest that the future is not just about creativity, but about healthy bodies, thoughts and relationships.
There is no doubt that you have seen the following scenarios, probably many times: young couples take out their smartphones to view information, emails and social networks even before scanning the menu, check their phones repeatedly throughout the meal.
Shoppers and office workers line up, people go through busy streets, even cyclists and drivers, and their eyes stare at their mobile phones instead of the surroundings.
Children play digital devices in strollers-
Parents, even their own.
Instead of observing and learning the world around.
People walk down the street, stare at their mobile phones, bump into others, stumble or bump into obstacles.
Observations like this prompted a New York therapist to ask, "What is really important? ” in life.
Nancy Collier points out in her new book of Enlightenment, the power of closure, "We spend too much time doing things that don't matter to us.
Whether in her practice or outside of practice, she has met a lot of people who have "been out of touch with what really matters, with what makes us feel nutritious and grounded as humans”The near-
From an increasingly young age, universal digital technology is changing modern society in a way that negatively impacts physical and mental health, neurodevelopment, and interpersonal relationships, not to mention the safety of our roads and sidewalks.
Don't get me wrong. I’m no Luddite.
I like technology.
I love the convenience and help provided by countless apps on my phone
Size of information bank
I remember being a Times reporter in the early 1980 s when I started using word processing and realized how fast I could write an article, I was surprised.
Now, the computer saves a lot of time and effort and avoids countless embarrassing mistakes because I can look up facts, numbers, spelling, definitions and
But I also like to put my computer in sleep mode, go for a walk with my dog, meet and chat with friends, acquaintances and strangers, some of them have become friends.
Like everything else in life, moderation in our digital world should be a sign of a healthy relationship with technology.
Too many of us become slaves who should liberate our equipment and give us more time to experience life and those we love.
Instead, we are constantly bombarded with bells, buzz, and bells that remind us of the messages we are forced to view and respond immediately.
"Now, most people check their smartphones 150 times a day or every six minutes . "Colier wrote.
"Young people now send an average of 110 text messages a day.
In addition, she added, "46% of smartphone users now say their devices are" inseparable "from them ".
In the world unplug program, investigators at the University of Maryland reported that "the vast majority" of students in these 10 countries experienced pain when trying to get 24 hours without equipment.
One out of three admitted that they were more willing to give up sex than smartphones.
I'm afraid we will become digital robots.
Will future generations know how to talk face to face?
Will they notice birds, trees, Sunrise and people who share the earth with them?
A woman I know who came to Woodstock, New York, did not go to a gallery, attend a concert or walk on a picturesque wooded trailY.
Last summer, she communicated with many "friends" on Facebook on the iPad.
All I can think of is, "What a waste!
"You might ask, why is it so important to limit our digital lives?
"The nervous system will never turn off without open space and downtime --
In constant fightingor-
Flight mode . "
Collier said in an interview.
"We have been very tired all the time.
We won't do that even if the computer is restarted.
She continued, "This is a connection to other humans --real-
Life connection, not digital connection
It nourishes us and makes us feel valuable.
Our existence, our full attention, is the most important thing we can give each other.
Digital communication does not bring deeper connections, nor does it make people feel loved and supported.
"How often do you find that smartphone signals that cannot be ignored will interrupt your real work?
Do you avoid intimate contact with your partner because you are in an iPhone spelling game?
Keep taking selfies and posting every single action and idea you have on social media to create an unhealthy selfcenteredness?
As for good health-
In fact, every hour spent on a device can be an indoor, sedentary device.
Screens are stealing the time that children and teenagers should spend on physical activity and sports, reading, or building and engaging directly with other children, all of which are critical to healthy physical and social development.
"Children who use Internet media too much have the risk of using the internet if they have problems, and heavy users of video games have the risk of internet game barriers "(
The American Academy of Pediatrics wrote in its latest policy statement on media use. Ms.
Colier, a licensed clinical social worker, said, "The only difference between digital addiction and other addiction is that it is a socially tolerant behavior.
Although her book contains 30-
In our interview, she came up with three steps to help curb a person's digital dependency. 1.
First of all, recognize how many numbers are really needed for work or navigation, or let the family know that you are O. K.
What is just a habit of reaction, posting and selfdistraction. 2.
Make some small changes.
Don't use your device while eating or with friends, add one thing every day without a phone call. 3.
Realize what is important to you and what really nourishes you and put more time and effort into doing it.