After a long and difficult 5 minutes of working, it becomes really easy for us to take a quick 30-minute break and watch anything else with any device at hand. What’s worse is that once we are done with our break, we go back to our homework to repeat this cycle, thus using way more technology than we should.
One clear indicator of such would be having your eyes increasingly tired of too much screen time and intense headaches throughout the day. Another side effect would be having difficulty going or staying asleep.
Now that we’ve discussed possible temporary problems when using too much technology, we must also asses the possible long-term effects. Such impacts are seen more in physical side effects, for example, spinal and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and vision issues from gazing at the screen. Not to mention the dreaded loss of sleep.
What is clear is the more time we spend in self-quarantine, the easier it is to gravitate towards the use of electronics even more so when we as a school moved towards technology-based education. We truly miss out on what’s happening on our surroundings, although it may be limited to our property’s perimeters.
So let’s take time to appreciate those who are quarantining with us and spend time together doing an activity that you both share. Maybe you can learn something for a family member that you never thought you’d know.
I understand this doesn’t really appeal to us as a Hispanic community, but maybe, just maybe, you can catch the whole family in a willing mood.
So maybe the whole family thing doesn’t work out. There are so many more things to do.
First of all, we should constantly be keeping up with proper hygiene. Second, we should try to implement any kind of physical activity. After this, you can take up a new hobby, for example, reorganizing your room. Many feel a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment right afterward. Or maybe you’re not having the best day, take time for yourself. After all, there are many things to do instead of relying on our devices.
One thing that we could conclude is using too much technology is not only bad for one’s health, but it’s bad in that it hinders your chance of interacting with your surroundings.