AEE 236: Warning! Information Is Habit Forming! How to Unplug

internetDo you have an information addiction?

Today, Lindsay and Michelle have a natural English conversation about how information addiction can affect your life, and what you can do to unplug!

 

Electronics rule modern life.  Not only is it difficult to get away from them, many of us tend to not want to get away from them.  We’re addicted!

Like all addictions, this can cause anxiety and restlessness, and it can negatively affect your life.  Often there is a fear of missing out, or that something might happen and we won’t find out about it soon enough.

Of course this is almost never the case.  Email and the internet can wait.  So how do we overcome the feeling, and unplug?

 

Here are three ways that might help:

  • Recognize that there is a problem. Define the problem, then seek out solutions that work for you.
  • Give yourself turn-off time. Turn off not only your devices, but also their auto-notifications and the email capability on your phone.
  • Step away from the machines. Distance yourself physically!  Go outside, get into nature, or meditate.

 

Is information addiction a problem for you?

How do you overcome it?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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