We are witnessing a fast paced digital era where everything we need is at our fingertips, literally! The perceived new normal we are in, where connections are made via smartphones or computers where knowledge is found and relationships are formed at the click of a button can instantly transform our reality. It now seems easier to communicate via on line platforms than it does to speak to those right next to us , often to those in our own homes.
There is a new generation who have never experienced life without social media or gaming sites as a "distraction" and this has evidently brought about its own issues.
"Is authentic connection and communication being lost even at grass roots level partly due to tech addiction?"
There are many positives to using social media ,but it has become a habit which can be fun, and convenient although often leaves its users vulnerable to feeling judged, inadequate and even at risk of cyber bullying and grooming. It is also evident that a growing number of people are using online platforms as a diversion to cover deeper underlying emotions on a social and personal level yet the constant pull of a dopamine hit is ever tempting. It is a known fact that teens have often stated around the world that they would rather be subjected to physical pain than go without a screen and just the idea of not having one is unbearable to comprehend even for a short time.
Is virtual insanity really what we're living in?
Social dynamics have shifted dramatically over the last 25 years with more and more of us opting to connect on line, often losing the personal connection we once had with each other. The art of conversation has waned in favour of quick firing texts messages so taking someone at face value can actually hold a limitation on value. The way we can communicate with each other has obviously changed, but are we using these formats as an easier or convenient way out rather than what they were designed for in context. I guess it's not the medium but how its used.
it's interesting though how tech giants and leaders in this field have often been vocal about not subjecting their children to social media I mean just look and Steve Jobs ... did he know something we didn't but are now realising?
"The state of human consciousness is at a crossroads "
It is no secret that computer usage with their algorithms are used to influence our views, values and belief systems. The constant streaming of adverts and colourful posts are personally targeted at you, this can lead into a false sense of security with the targeting of the
"Must Haves'' to fulfil our social status while ignoring our inner world in favour of emotional fraud. We are required more than ever to go within and get familiar with our emotions or "inner guidance systems" that have navigated human consciousness from the start way before any of this. Yes tech is here to stay and I welcome it, But can we disconnect to reconnect just long enough to remember.
While being too busy or distracted on line, are we actually afraid of being alone and still with our emotions? if so why?
Depression, comparison, anxiety, body image, lack of sleep and limiting beliefs are just some of the feelings or emotions that are widespread in society especially in the under 30s in part due tech. These can be alleviated or reversed with the right mindset and a shift in perspective.
For sure it would be very difficult in todays world to live without these devices,So let's learn to navigate and moderate our usage to make it work for us in a more positive and healthier way. So start your new journey with a 'Digital Detox' and have an experience that will enhance your mindset and productivity while elevating your emotional state and empowering you to be your best.
This is why I am passionate about my "Digital Detox Experience".
By ''Clicking Off " you will automatically "Switch On".
Carl ~ Digital Health Mentor.