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Ways to Keep the Mind Healthy In this Technological World

We’re often told that we are all unhealthier today than at any point in history. I would like to say, however, that the Victorians used to live to about 60 and in the middle ages you could enjoy a fulfilling life, until the age of 30, that is.

Keep Your Brain Healthy In a Tech-Rich Environment

Keep Your Brain Healthy In a Tech World

Having said this, there are many issues with our lifestyles in this modern age and a lot of these issues are caused – or at least exacerbated – by modern technology. We have suddenly become a technologically dependent society, however with a few small changes, you can be part of the modern world, and keep the mind and body nice and fresh.

Healthier Rest

Some people may do all the right things when it comes to diet, exercise, social life, emotional wellbeing, but in the end still be a blubbering wreck like the rest of us. This will most likely be down to their sleep habits. Experts are beginning to realise just how important sleep is for us and not just the amount of it, but also the quality.

You should be getting between 7 and 9 hours (it differs for each person, but 8 is a good place to aim) and you need to stop watching TV or looking at your phone/tablet about an hour before you go to sleep. The light emitted from devices stops your brain going into a proper sleep.

You should also avoid checking your phone first thing because there’s nothing more disheartening to wake up to then the latest escalation in the run up to World War Three and the total annihilation of the human race … anyway, moving on.

Curbing Addictions

Humans love a good addiction, it is one of the only things we’re really good at. Gone are the days when we’d only be addicted to food, alcohol, and drugs, now we have to contend with gaming addiction (apparently), online gambling addition, and smart phone addiction.

Curbing Addictions

Finding the cause of these addictions and stubbing out the source will massively help your overall quality of life. If you want more help, check out these tips from if your particular vice is gambling.

Put Down the Controller

We are no longer in control, even when we hold the controller, be it for the TV, the Xbox, or the Bluetooth speaker. We are at the mercy of gadgets and technology, instead of being its master. Pick up a book or play an old vinyl record; or better yet, get outside and go for a walk! Stepping away from technological ‘hobbies’ will help your mental state massively.

Be in the Moment

Be in the Moment

This is an extension to the previous section, but I though an extra sub-heading is what this article needed. The happiest people in this world are those who surround themselves with other people like friends and family. Coming together with loved ones is the best way to exorcise your demons and bring back your happy mojo.

So, whilst you’re with them, put down your phone and stop tweeting; reading the latest gossip about Beyoncé; or playing Angry Birds 47 (or whatever we’re up to now) and talk to each other! It really is that simple… don’t worry you can thank me later.

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