Word is movement produces more movement. My sister and I started a squat challenge. I started a day behind her so Wednesday night I caught up. After doing the squats, it just made sense to continue with some strength training. Thursday evening I watched the neighbor’s children. The oldest child is grounded from watching any television. Usually that is the choice distraction technique! I was quite concerned as to how they were going to be entertained until bed time. Who knew that we could play games in the den, never sit down, burn calories, and have a good time without any technology? We played for almost two hours. After a snack break, we continued “wrestling” which basically consisted of them tackling me while I defended myself. They loved it and we continued to be active. Now today I am one sore lady. They actually left a few bruises. Never knew kids could be so dangerous!
Lately, the amount of time I spend with technology could be considered frightening. It is not uncommon for me to be working on my laptop, have music playing on the tablet, and something else running on my phone. I go to sleep with ear buds in and reach for the phone very first thing in the morning. How much of this contributes to depression? Often the internet here is spotty or the electricity is off. These times bring about great moments of anxiety. I don’t even know what to do with myself. There may be a problem. Seriously considering taking a technology fast or at least considerably limiting screen time.
People discipline their children by taking away television, phones, and video games. Maybe I could use a little discipline myself. What is your view on technology and the influence it can have on depression, anxiety, and such issues? Do you find yourself feeling “addicted” like me? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for reading. Cheers!