Crackberried 2.0

The buzz in your pocket that never actually happened.  The tingling in your thumbs.  The feeling that you missing something. 

These are the negative effects of mobile addiction created by Silicon Valley

Of course, there’s both sides to the table. Having a mobile phone in your pocket can make you more productive, more in touch, and more knowledgeable.

But we still need reminders to get away once in a while.  Hence the rise in wellness apps to bring awareness to the damaging impact of constant connectedness on our health.    

Breaks are critical.  Sometimes it helps to get back to the basics.  One tip is pulling out a paper and pen instead of a note-taking app.  Another tip is to go for a walk phone-less.  

If you’re bold enough, try leaving your mobile phone at home for the day on the weekend.  You’ll love the Internet even more when you come back.  You may even find you don’t need it.    

Ubiquitous Internet is the best-worst thing to happen to us.  We’re more socially participant and cognizant but threatening our real relationships.  Time spent on the phone is time lost with a human being.

Are you achieving the right balance?   

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Robert Fulghum
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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.