What exactly are we dealing with here?
Not only is excessive screen-time affecting your cognitive processes, but it also affects the brain’s signal communication. The result of this hindrance is lower concentration abilities and weaker memories. Information acts as a source of food for our brain and every time we absorb new bits of information, it releases dopamine which inhibits the production of melatonin which prepares your body for rest. Increased screen time opens the floodgates of physical and psychological concerns. Even if your entertainment, or more importantly, your job depends on screen time, there are still ways to monitor and reduce it. Here’s are some helpful tips.
Make it worth it
What you do with your time is entirely up to you and choose how to use your time online is exceptionally crucial. Having a nice series on Netflix with the family every night is a great bonding time. However, doing so while scrolling on your phone with no intention endlessly is not going to improve your state of mind. will simply let these precious moments with the family slip right past you and you won’t be able to sleep well for your mood hasn’t improved.
One Type of Screen at a Time
As you battle online to multitask and get your essential admin done, you are distracted by ads, FOMO schemes, and selfies. Focusing on a singular task on your phone without the TV on in the background.
You are Sleeping for One
According to the California Department of Health, if you sleep with your phone near you, it will increase your chances of brain cancer and tumors. Allow your brain to separate from your phone and read a bit to allow the release of melatonin in your brain to increase at an earlier hour to allow you a deeper form of sleep. It will also reduce the chance of reaching for your phone first thing in the morning.