What can be said for TV and Music can be said for most news, information and entertainment. It is critical to find a proper balance or use of these on our devices. And we need to use our brains to figure it out: critical thinking is essential in all areas of our life, but the overlap between life balance and use of technologies are out of control.
According to most sources, we spend too much of our free time on our cell phones, tablets, desktops, laptops, and cd and DVD devices.
There are lots of reports on the topic of halting active body and brain exercises in favour of rest, entertainment. But we also go into trances naturally during sleep, walks, running, driving, showering , etc.
My point is that most of us work too hard and pick the wrong way to rest, relax, refuel and recharge.
We need to find a better balance for our body after and during stress or as we live Day to day.
Many times during the work week and on the weekend or even daily, we drift into too much work or stress and too much of everything else or not enough!
It sounds too simple but a combination of planning and scheduling will correct almost any problem. The old three square meals a day, whole foods, some water. Less sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol.
Common sense, take breaks-stay calm, rest, and enjoy a little solitude or try a little silence. If we take 10 or 15 minutes every 4 or 5 hours, we can cool down the work and stress.
During exercise do not use devices, we can live without them more often.
Cut down on using devices by half. We are watching and listening too much, half of us go in and out of trances from sensory overloads. Find better ways too cool off .
At least, this is what I am doing in my life. I continue to misuse devices and suffer from too much stress due to a bad life-work balance. I am using my critical thinking skills to find better ways to eat, work, relax, exercise and sleep. And my balance is starting to come back from using my plan and scheduling skills. Good luck with yours.