18 Apr Your Obsession with Technology is Over the Top
TIME TO DETOX
Yep! That is what we will be doing together, should you choose to leap of faith. Why? The article in Time Magazine on December 15, 2015, titled “Americans Check Their Phones 8 Billion Times a Day,” by Lisa Eadicicco, states that the “average person looks at his, her, or their phone 46 times every day.” How about you? If you are a beauty professional, you are more than likely on the phone or iPad more times than that. Most of us make our appointments, do our banking, email, text, browse online, all at the same time. Your husbands, wives, kids, or friends have told you your obsession with technology is over the top and driving them crazy, or you both are in it together.
Given that cell phone use is up from previous years, there are numerous articles about the health risks of our indispensable phones, such as: “Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Deadly Brain Cancer,” by Dr. Mercola, January 6, 2015, as well as, “Cell Phones and Cancer Risk,” by the National Cancer Institute. Then the article, “Part 111: The Impact of Mobile Phones on People’s Lives,” by Aaron Smith, talks about the “broader impacts equally balanced between positive and negative ones.” We are all aware of the negative ones, constant connectivity, mental temptations, and distraction, not to mention an inability to connect to others on a one-to-one basis, even in restaurants. Yes, it’s become routine, but the toll this kind of connectivity takes on the body, mind, and soul cannot be refuted, not to mention the toll on intimacy and connection with our loved ones.
Because your health, well-being, and longevity in this industry are essential to me. I love finding ways to take care of ourselves, as I discuss in my book, “Self-Care for Hairdressers.”
“The toll on our body, mind and soul, as individuals and a society from constant connectivity is real.”
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