Step Away From the Screen
How many hours a day do you think you spend staring at a screen? Let’s start adding it all up. Where do you get your news in the morning? Over your morning coffee, or maybe even before you get out of bed, you probably turn on CNN to get the top stories, scroll through Twitter to get the latest headlines, or use one of your favorite apps on your iPad. Then you head off to work, check any traffic problems on your phone (even though you definitely never use your phone and drive at the same time). You spend 8 plus hours at the office in front of your computer, checking your Facebook newsfeed, Twitter feed, and newest Instagram pictures every once in a while for a break, and then head back home for an ounce of relaxation in front of the television.
You’ve now spent over 12 hours in front of a screen, even when you’re trying to take a break from the daily grind. But when is the last time you actually took the time to break away from the screen and disengage? Do you read books, magazines, or newspapers anymore or is it all through the Kindle and iPad? Walk away from the iPad. Yes, you heard me, put down the device. Print articles and ads have now become the way for people to give their eyes and brains much needed time off.