Every day we are plugged in: constantly looking at our smartphones, staring at computer screens and ending the day in front of our TVs.
And it’s hard to disconnect, but sometimes it is necessary. We don’t see it, but electronics create electromagnetic waves not natural to the body. Over an extended period of time, these waves can affect us.
Tristan Truscott, sensei and founder of the Austin Martial Arts Academy and the Satori Method Academy, says technology is amazing, but using tech responsibly is equally important.
“It’s the electromagnetic pollution in the power lines, the microwaves, the Bluetooths, the cellphones, the towers,” Truscott says. “All of that, it’s constantly bombarding your electromagnetic circuitry. This may be what’s getting you disrupted.”
A disrupted electromagnetic circuitry can lead to stress and feeling disconnected with the earth itself. Inner peace may seem unattainable for people who are too connected to tech – they may not realize the best course of action is to perform a tech cleanse.
Being constantly connected to online technology, such as work emails on your phone, can lead to unwanted mental stress as well.
According to a study done at Kansas State University, employees need to disconnect themselves from work when at home to remain healthy and energetic for the next day. The study also concludes that disconnecting is harder than it may seem.
“We look at people today and our butts are stuck on these chairs and in these environments and our tech keeps us bound,” Truscott says.
Humans don’t have to hunt for food and a higher level of productivity is achieved with technology. Unfortunately that’s not how our bodies were made to live, so it’s all about maintaining a proper balance.
“When you were a kid, reflect for a moment on what you did…. There were no computers, handheld devices or cellphones. TV channels were limited. You probably played outside, ran around, rode your bike, and played in the dirt. What are you doing now? What are your kids doing?
How to Unplug
- Use the do not disturb settings or apps to only let the most important people in your life contact you. Constant notifications and emails from work can lead to your body becoming unbalanced and stressed out, filtering those out will allow your mind to focus better.
- Sitting for an excessive amount of time, because of work or channel surfing, is also bad for your body. Simple ways to combat this are to stand up and walk around while on the phone, get up during commercials and to move trash cans and other necessities farther away from your desk or reach.
- Set aside time each day to go outside and connect with nature
- Get away from Bluetooth connections, electricity and Wi-Fi as much as possible.
- Going on a vacation to a remote area away from the city is probably the best way to get away from all of the hustle and bustle and electromagnetic bombardment. Even if it is only one day, it will help.
Technology is an incredible thing with many positives, but everything needs some moderation. Give yourself a tech break every now and then.
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Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. You can get your PDF copy here