SMART MOBILE PHONE has become an addiction rather than just a connecting device.. Do you know how to stay away from your cell phone + benefits of using your phone as less as possible + disadvantages of using it more every time, all the time..
LIVE EXAMPLE is that while you are reading these words right now, you must be having your cell phone around or handy, or may be you are reading my words over your mobile phone only right now, right : ), or you must have checked your cell phone today very frequently or will be using your most valuable time on your cell.. most probably chances are almost 75 % high.
Today, in fact, we think that we are using mobile phones, but NO, it is rightly wrong. We are not using cell phone, but these little device are using us, our time and our life. They are operating and controlling our minds. They are keeping tab on even silly things of our life, routine, food habits, general schedule, hobbies, friends, family and even what we think too.. They know everything about us more that what we know about us.
Mobile Phone is just 15 years old phenomena, if we take years 2003 to 2006 as the base years since its revolution on high scale, but it has taken over the whole attention and mind of almost each and every human being on earth. It was like a status symbol in those years, but today we can see mobile phone with each and everyone, from poorest to richest person in the world. Not only this, some people use 2 to 4 numbers and mobile phones at a time because of their personal uses and reasons. In all, it has become very very important these days for us to have a mobile phone at any cost, and we think that if we won’t have mobile phone, world will stop in just a second… This has become very common mentality of us today. It is like we can stay without food for long, but can not stay away from mobile phone for even short time also.
Nearly more than 70% of adults world wide are using mobile phone these days.
We were used to live in peaceful mindset before the mobile era, and in those days we never ever imagines that one day this little instrument will take over our mind, thinking, attention and lots of time, and relation of course. Today no one has time to talk face to face even with family or friends, but yes the same people can chat with unknown friends for hours on internet or cell phone, resulting in drawing a gap between relations and peace.
There are lots and lots of DISADVANTAGES we are unknowingly inviting to our life by excessive use of mobile phone these days, like;
- We have forgotten that we have a sharp mind, and we are not using it for silly things like calculations, alarms, notes, remembrance or reminders, remembering addresses or even phone numbers too. If some fine morning, we have misplaced our cell somewhere and we have to call our own Mother also from landline, we comes to feel that we even do not remember her number also if we have to call her or she want to call us for help even in emergency.
- As per recent study, a college student worldwide are using on an average 10 hours per day on mobile phone or at least they spending 6 hours for nothing. It os affecting their study and concentration while doing study or preparation. And just because of the same, they feel tensed and worrysome especially during exam times, because they spent and wasted their whole year study time by using mobile for nothing and exactly before exam time, they have to prepare themselves in very short time.
- A recent study shows that almost 60% people who have smart phones cannot resist or control themselves and at least check their screen at least once every 90 seconds while they are not super busy. It created impatient-ness in their mind for even little silly things in life and they lost their capacity to control mind, attention and concentration.
- It is believed that when our phone beeps or rings all of a sudden, its hits very high on our mind chemicals while our mind id in peaceful mode, and it highly damage our brain chemicals and gradually it will be highly affected with time, and later on one feels tiredness, frequent headache, tendency to forget, sleep damage, etc.
- 81% mobile users have accepted that they are addicted to smart phones and this habit have left high effect on their mind, body, behavior, thinking process, concentration and relations as well.
- The mobile habit have become so much dangerous issue that many places worldwide we will see doctors who will be specialists on how to get rid of your mobile phone and how to leave peaceful life : )
- A British survey revealed that back problems have risen rapidly in young aged population who have been excessively using smart phones over the years, and this ratio have rose 20% faster in recent years. This will seems non related to back pain that how come anyone can hardly hit on their spine or back by using just a little cell phone, but the study behind that teaches with the valid reason that while you use your cell phone, typing and texting adds up to approx 50 to 60 pounds (depending on your texting angle and style) of pressure on our spine through via fingers and its bones.
- When you spend lots of time over cell phone, you become more anxious and eager fro updates and responses. Example while you use Facebook, you expect lots of feed updates and demos from your friends and you keep waiting for more and you keep waiting and waiting and spend lots of time on updates and all, but at the same time you unknowingly inviting anxiety and depression while expecting live updates from your friends whom you even do not know properly and it worry some your mind that when it will get to see more from them and you are inviting this habit over your mind and at the cost of your peace.
- Life is to love fully right, but while you spend your every second of life on mobile phone, at the same time you are missing other lovely moments of your life, like spending your time with your loved ones, to play with your child, to laugh with your friends, to gain more knowledge by some other things, to eat your favorite food, or to stay with your parents, etc. They will never come again and again.
- If you have smart phone, means you are working 24 hours. Yes this is unbelievable true fact which you do not know only. While at the bed time when you are just about to take rest and your cell phones beeps with push notifications, and but obviously you won’t resist to check your screen. You have got email or message and hence you have got some task in mind. It means at the time of watching sweet dreams at peaceful night, your mind is busy thinking how you will finish this new task tomorrow in day time. Means you have lost peace of mind in bed time also and it is still working and worry some.
- Sometimes you feel your phone is ringing or beeping, but actually it is not.. so excessive use of your beloved cell phone hammers your mind every time to keep alert, but unknowingly you are forcing your peaceful mind to keep awake all the time in expectation to have a timely and frequently check your screen even if there is nothing important to happen or wait for. And it results in over stressing your mind for nothing actually.
- In giving so much time (actually wasting time) to cell phones, you are missing regular exercise also. Exercise are not only for physical body, but it is for healthy mind also. When you do not give time for yourself only and most importantly for your fitness, it reflects on your mind, behavior and mental status also. In addition to that, you give lots of time to your smart phone to lost in those virtual world which actually do not exists only, and it takes lots of efforts for your mind to come in to real world and situations, and it takes lots of work from your mind which results to over stress and weaker mind and thinking process as well. Which leads to frustrations amidst your digital virtual world as well and in real world also, which meets failure in work and targets, which again leads to competitive weakness and frustration at peak.
- The more time you spend with your smart phone, the less time you get to sleep which result in more hard work for your mind and finally it becomes tired to function well at the right time when you need that. As per latest study, overall almost 60% people use smart phones before going to bed or while in bed and they lost in sleep using smart phone only and as soon as they wake up, they again check smart phones at least for 10 minutes. When you wake up, your min need to settle and it need to prepare itself to start functioning. But as soon as you wake up and you check smart phone and build task according to your cell phone, it forces your peaceful mind to work promptly. It forces mind and body chemicals to initiate thinking etc very fast, which finally hurts tissues and affects the rest which is really needed by your mind.
- Bacteria is not only found only on toilet seat, they are also there on your smart phone screen also. You do not keep cleaning your cell all the time, and you sometimes touch your cell with your hand or your body parts too while operating or keeping aside or taking it in hand.
- In older days, people used to stay happy for life, why.. because they were multitasking at that time too but they were dong things one by one. But in this smart phone era, we are being used to do multiple tasks at a time. This we have learnt from our multitasking smart phone only. And when you do multiple work at a time, mind needs full and extra concentration and hard work as well, which again snatches the peace of mind and affects to functional capacity too which leads in frustration day by day and create panic which again results in failure some times.
- We use smart phones or simple phones to get connected to society as a whole no matter what is the distance, but in actuality it is disconnecting us from the world and from our owns. You must have marked that when you keep your smart phones aside and discuss something with someone, it becomes meaningful and worthy which you can not make it possible via discussing over cell phone or table or typing or by PC at all. There are emotions and understanding while you are face to face, but on cell phone it lacks fully.
- Continuous use of smart phone and main importantly typing created unknown havoc within our muscle and bones. When you keep typing, finger bones, muscles and brain needs to do do more hard work, forcefully, which results in inflammation type feel, cramping, pain in your wrists within body and surrounding related muscles which you must have felt while using phones.
- You must have seen many accidents cause by using cell phone while driving. Than too we all use it while driving and put our life in danger. There is a valid reason why in all countries there is the ban on using phones while driving, that is because when you use your cell phone, it grabs almost 42% of your attention in your talks while only 58% of the mind can concentrate on driving the vehicle, and when you can not put your 100% mind in driving, accident is bound to happen. You are not only being a reason to keep your life at stake, but you are harming others also who are driving safely and walking or so around your vehicle.
- Cell phones are the main reason which affects the retina of your beautiful eyes. Myopia is the example which is the outcome of excessive use of mobile phones all the time.
- Many people listen music on cell phone and keep the volume tab to full, which again create issues to inner ear layers and it send more than required sound volume to brain and hurts brain nerves at large levels. It may also cause to deafness.
HOW TO STAY AWAY FROM MOBILE PHONE
- Few years ago, ‘The World Unplugged’ took survey of 1000s of people and asked them to stay totally away from their mobile phones and any kind of screen like PC or laptops, and almost 80% out of those people felt that they are wasting their fast like without using their smart phones (actually they were wasting their time of valuable life time by using smart phones), and they felt that night and day became so long for them without their phones. They were like confused and panicked persons suddenly and felt that life is just a zero without their phones.
- After using mobile phone’s keypad continuously, try to be relax and massage your wrist and fingers and hand properly, which will make you feel relaxed and you will understand the pain you felt while using your beloved smart phone.
- To keep your eyes safe, make a strict rule to check your smart phone only after some time interval only, no matter how important the work is after you come home. Which will give time to your eyes and mind to relax and to function with freshness.
- Do not use full volume while you listen music on your cell phone via headphones. Keep it to neutral at least which won’t affect the brain system with loud voice and it will also helps it to relax with soft music.
- Try not to carry your mobile while you are going to bed, just keep it at safe distance and do not view your screen for long even if you sue for urgent work. It will give some rest to your tired eyes and you will be able to rest properly till morning.
- Many people use mobile phone as for setting alarm clock also, but in fact they are making fool to self, and by that reason they want to keep their mobile near their pillow and after that by making themselves fool again, they take mobile phone while it beeps and start spending long hours till late in bed.. So to get rid of this, use real alarm clock, and not the mobile phone.
- Whatever you think while you are having food, it goes to your mind and soul. So if you are using mobile while eating, you are sending lots of tensions and confusions to your mind, body and soul via those tensed and worry some, tankful thought which comes naturally by using phone that time. So you are not giving peace and rest to your body even while eating and keeping them busy to keep thinking while you eat, and it harms your inner system as well. So just keep your cell away at least while you having food.
- When it is not important at all and while you are back to home, just switch off your cell or at least keep your notifications in off mode, so it won’t keep beeping to catch your attention while you are eating or spending time with your loved once in family.
- These days there are lakhs of unnecessary apps in market and you hardly need max to max 20 to 25 apps depending on your work or business style. So just do not install or uninstall those apps which you do not really needs. So overall you will save your time and can give that time to your family or at least to yourself.
- Just focus on your work or family or meeting or task or whatever you are doing at a time, rather than keep checking your cell. It will improve your concentration on completing those targets and you will be able to make it on right time.
- If you do not want your cell say for few hours, at least keep them on airplane mode.
- Keep track of your time which you spend on your cell phone. On an average one should give only 1.30 to 2 hours per day to phone in these much busy world, but these days we are giving almost more than 5 hours to cell, which is very dangerous, and some people or kids spending more than 7 to 8 hours on cell phone, which is unseen danger coming the way. So keep track and fix your time table and use max to max 2 hours on cell in normal conditions.
- The last and best way is to keep your cell off only when not in need.
- Try to keep yourself busy in other things like playing football or cricket or playing a piano, go for a date or coffee,, or do the things you like rather than finding it in virtual world on your phone.
- Ask your friends for a coffee meet or face to dace meeting rather than just doing chit chat on your phone. It will strengthen your friendships and relationship will grow more.
BENEFITS OF STAYING AWAY FROM MOBILE
- PEACE OF MIND..This is the he most and very important benefit you will feel by staying away from your smart phone.
- If you off your cell, you will get to sleep more silently and peacefully, so that you will feel free from tension and anxiety, that makes your body relax properly and you will wake up afresh and will be able to work with power whole day, your face will glow and you will feel happy happy.
- You will no more feel distraction and interruption at work or while driving your car, which will automatically help your body and your ass to your safety as well.
You will be able to come out of your virtual world and will get to more time to socialize with your real world and real friends and your family’s love ones.
- Your family will also notice this positive change in you and when you are happy, they too will feel happy. Your kids will feel they are living life with their father now.
- You will be able to enjoy your life better and you will feel its colorful than you thought in your virtual world.
- You will feel safe and secure with your family and real friends as you will feel you are not far from there when you meet them actually.
Try this, your brain will work more efficiently and smart fully then your smart phone while you d not use cell phones again and again.
- Your back problem, headache, tensions, task issues and all health and body related issues will vanish automatically and you will feel ever young and afresh all the time.
- Rather than wasting your value time in smart phone and stupid things, you will be spending it on creative things and family.
- If you are a student, you will concentrate on study and in your class more rather than getting disturbed by cell phone earlier. And finally you will be able to score better marks ever, and by the time comes, you will be able to achieve our goals in life on time.
No matter How much and whatever I advice to stay away from your cell, it totally in your control to follow it. But as a society as a whole, we have to save our future and future of our family and kids by using mobile phone as only a connecting device, and not like breathing system.
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