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Are You Addicted To Your Device?
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Are You Addicted to Your Device?

Are you connected enough or do you want to be connected more? Be careful how you answer that question and how it might affect your brain. The connection we have with the world is amazing and tragic. We are connected, non-stop and we are virtually invaded or a by-product of which we are sucked into which makes the horrors and the reality of “The Matrix”; terrifying. Experts predict within two years, only 20% of people everyone, EVERYWHERE WON'T have an iPad, Smartphone, or some kind of computer. More and more; we become like machines; scanning, researching, and assimilating information.

A psychiatrist at Stanford University School of Medicine said, “There’s just something about the electronic medium that’s addictive. I’ve seen plenty of patients who have no history of addictive behavior become addicted via the Internet and these other technologies.” We have become addicted; yes… addicted. The adrenaline from these seemingly beneficial devices release Epinephrine that diminish of memory and many researchers believe it is causing us to lose our “depth,” our depth of thinking, creating, contemplating, feeling and emotions.

Well invested medical research has found that our “grey” brain cells have increased and our “white” brain cells have decreased in retrospect approx. 30-40%. Our grey brain cells are for speed, scanning, adrenaline, researching, and assimilating, etc. types of brain activity. Our White brain cells are responsible for our emotions, thinking contemplating, empathy, etc. types of brain activity. Take a breif moment and now review the first statement of this article and think of your answer again. You can in fact find a good balance and prevent youself from being assemilated.

You can achieve the balance by growing in the wellness activities that promote a healthy lifestyle and still keep you electronic devices. I know we (I) need them. Everyone needs to keep the white brain cell types of activities in order to be healthy. Emotional connection, expression, and expelling are essential to health and well being that goes back decades in research. Once you let your time go full boar into the “grey”; you are also open to more mental illness now more than every before with these dramatic amounts. Put the two combined and now we have the results of teenage dementia, ADD, OCD, etc. Give yourself parameters to get back into the balance that is healthy. Mentally expand your mind with creativity or learning new interests; emotionally express yourself on a daily basis; spiritually connect with the world around you and a clear mind.


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