Truthful Talk Thursday: It’s OKAY to Unplug

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 9.46.20 PMTechnology has some wonderful benefits. Almost half of cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any calls. Turning off social media and finding contentment in our present space is a welcome skill.

Studies have shown that eyestrain and other painful optic symptoms, like twitching, appear in 50 to 90 percent of those who spend their days working behind a computer. (A number of factors can contribute to this, from the fluorescent lights above your workstation to the brightness of your monitor.) That in addition to improperly positioned desks and screens can force people to sit in ways that misalign their spinal column and legs

Solitude grounds us to the world around us. It provides the stillness and quiet required to evaluate our lives and reflect on the message in our hearts.

Unplugging also allows us to actually talk to people one in one. There is something entirely unique and fantastic about meeting face-to-face. The experience of looking another person in the eye without the filter of a screen changes everything

Choose a specific period of the day to intentionally power-down. The specific time of the day is not important. What is important is the discipline of learning when and how to power-down.

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