In our journey on earth, technology will keep evolving to meet the ever-growing needs of man. That’s why man must find balance in the use of technology in making life easier.
Since the middle of the 20th century, the human race has experienced significant growth in information technology across different industries. This period gave rise to the use of transistors, amplifiers and the steam engine.
Furthermore, the information age saw the use of optical fibres, networks, computers, radio and television. A few years later, mobile phones and the Internet is used all over the world today.
This means that technology has come to stay. So, it will do us great benefit to align our daily activities to incorporate ways to ensure that information technology doesn’t become a hindrance to our general well-being in subsequent years.
How to Stay Active in the Digital Age
The outbreak of Covid-19 opened our eyes to the benefits of remote working opportunities and running online businesses. It didn’t prepare us for the corresponding lifestyle adjustments we needed to make to thrive during this period.
To see an ounce of harmony in the use of technology in our everyday life, the following must be done.
Only a healthy individual can stay active in this digital age, and getting few amounts of sleep daily prevents this. This generation underrates a good night’s sleep and the wonders it does for our health. From replenishing our tired bones and body to allowing our eyes to stay away from our mobile devices, sleep is one aspect of staying healthy that cannot be taken for granted.
2. Take a Walk
In recent times, a large number of individuals work with their gadgets. It is also very possible to get swamped with work that we sit for hours straight trying to meet deadlines. Instead of sending that WhatsApp message to that co-worker about an update on a project, take a walk to her office and deliver the message one-on-one. This gives you the chance to stretch your legs.
Most people confuse rest to mean the same as sleep. The sad truth is that during periods of rest, most people are still glued to their mobile devices. It’s disheartening that we find it difficult to be without our phones. Also, people find it hard to sit in a place, switch off their mobile devices and have real conversations for thirty minutes. Rest must be infused into our lifestyle to create balance.
4. Restrict Screen Time
Apart from the negative health effects of excessive screen time on our health, looking at our mobile devices for extended periods leads to addiction. Especially when the time spent is used scrolling through social media and not doing actual work. A reduction in our daily screen time is essential if we want to reduce the possibility of developing an addiction towards our devices.
5. Develop a Healthy Routine
They are the bane of our existence. Routines help our brain to automatically carry out tasks without our total focus being on them. One example of such a task is brushing your teeth, your brain coordinates your hands to perform this action without your total focus being on it. Routines are the food of billionaires, from waking up at a specific time to having a night routine. Incorporating healthy routines like taking a walk at a particular time and muting your mobile phones to enjoy quality time with loved ones can make a difference. Also, exercising and doing yoga on selected days in a week is one healthy routine you can start to stay active in this digital age.
Newer and more trendy gadgets will be developed in a few years, and more people will opt for the remote work option. Man, being himself, will be at the forefront of enjoying the benefits of these. As we bask in the euphoria of getting new devices, let’s not forget that moderation and balance are the watchwords for living a healthy lifestyle in this digital age.