Do you check FaceBook when you first wake up in the morning? Are you tempted to text while you drive? If so, you’re not alone. We all get unreasonable urges to check our smartphone!
Since technology is socially acceptable, it’s easy to overuse it. Most people do not consider tech addiction as seriously as they would drug addiction. But the affects on our brain are the same. Tech addiction activates the same neural pathways in your brain as those who are addicted to drugs or gambling. When you’re engaged in addictive or unhealthy use of technology, it can meaningfully lower your consciousness and levels of presence.
The good news is that you can also use technology to raise your consciousness, by using it as a tool to raise your awareness. In the following video, I share mindfulness tools you can practice for your everyday technology use. Rather than letting technology consume your life, you can learn simple ways to temper your use of technology. By using technology mindfully, it can create greater balance in the way you live.