As technology has become more prevalent in the home, it seems that every kid and their dog has an iPad. While these are great sources of entertainment and can refine your little one's creative ability, too much screen time can be incredibly damaging, as I'm sure you know. But, more than being impactful on young ones, did you know that too much screen time can also negatively impact adults?
Whether you're watching too much TV or can touch text on your smartphone, in one way or another, having these screens within a constant arm's reach can harm the mind and body beyond belief.
Helping you sleep better
Everyone is looking to find a more fulfilling sleep. Whether they are looking to fall asleep more quickly, stop waking up through the night or wake up feeling more refreshed, it seems that sleep is on everyone's mind.
And so it should be! It's one of the most important factors when overall wellbeing is considered.
Stepping away from your screens at least one hour before bed and engaging in an activity that puts the mind at ease can help you achieve your dream (pun intended) of feeling more rested. An activity as simple as reading a book or working on a jigsaw puzzle can take your mind away from overstimulating activities and help you rest easy once tucked in.
Improving your physical health
We are so absorbed by our screens these days that it often cuts into our time for other tasks. Putting the phones down and switching off the TV can leave us with a myriad of time to complete other tasks, usually those which require movement.
Whether you're just cleaning the house or going for a walk, every little movement will stimulate a positive change for your physical health.
Improve your mood
Once upon a time, unless you spoke with people regularly, it was near impossible to know what your acquaintances were doing. The rise of social media makes it easier to keep up to date with everyone, which is fantastic, but it also creates a basis for comparison.
If you're sitting at home in front of the TV and scrolling through your socials, you are likely to see others showcasing their nights out. This is known to put a dampen on your emotions, especially if you didn't want to be at home, as it creates an opportunity for you to compare your life to others.
Though we do all like to have a sneak peek into what others are doing, taking some time away from this activity can positively improve your mood and help you feel your best.
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