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Unplugging for me-time

August 14, 2014

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Summer is the best time to leave the daily routine behind. Constantly checking on friends and colleagues or scanning for incoming messages however, may well drag the routine into me-time. Unplugging during holidays can be a harsh experience.

Two thirds of smartphone users admit checking their gadgets for messages or calls once an hour and the habit persists even during vacation. A feeling of panic or desperation when separated from the gadget is, according to experts fairly similar to other dependencies. Every time you see the flashing light, there is a little elevation in dopamine saying you might have something that is compelling, a message from the person you like perhaps or an unanswered call.

Believing something is missing if you are not constantly checking the smarphone is an illusion, which creates false feelings of self-importance. So having this in mind, try relaxing and doing things you enjoy unplugged.

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From → Hic Salta

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