9 Reasons to Put Down Your Smartphone

9 Reasons to Put Down Your Smartphone

Put down your phone and pay attention to the road if you don't want to become another distracted driver statistic
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If you look around the next time you're sitting in a restaurant, you'll find something very interesting: people sitting on their phones instead of talking. Adults are often texting, teens are taking selfies and adolescents are playing games.

It's almost an epidemic.

But why should people be putting down their smartphone?

Why should you put down your smartphone?

1. You Sleep Worse With a Smartphone by Your Side

Smartphones are designed to keep you engaged. When you sleep near a smartphone or keep it next to you before bed, you'll find that the lights have a way of keeping you up. Studies show that 90% of people 18 – 29 have their smartphone within arm's reach at night.

But that's less important than another study.

One study found that smartphones, and a few other devices, actually suppress the body's melatonin. What this does is:

  • Keeps you from entering REM sleep
  • Leaves you tired in the morning

You simply won't sleep as well, leading to fatigue, tiredness and not feeling your best.

2. Conversation Quality Suffers

You're in the middle of telling something to someone who is very important to you, and all of a sudden, they pick up their phone and say, "Sorry, what did you say?" This is a reality for a lot of people in today's world.

Conversation quality is on the decline.

Virginia Tech University conducted a study on conversation quality, and the university concluded that by having a smartphone present, conversation quality declined.

It makes sense since everyone is too busy looking down at their phone to even look a person in the eye. In-person conversations suffer when smartphones are present because smartphones have become the social aspect of a person's life.

It's not a good thing.

3. Distracted Driving

The National Safety Council finds that 25% of accidents are likely caused by smartphone usage. This statistic may be even higher. Imagine this situation: You're in traffic, you're moving rather slow and you look down at a text message your boss just sent you.

Boom.

You didn't have time to react to the car in front of you slamming on their brakes, so you hit the driver from behind.

This happens every day.

And in some cases, the situation isn't so mild. People die because of distracted driving. If people would put down their smartphones and pay attention to the road, families wouldn't have to identify their loved ones at a morgue.

"There are over 3,700 Instagram posts under the #drivingselfie hashtag, more than 1,850 under #drivingselfies, and almost 10,000 under #drivingtowork. Some users add the optimistic tag saying #Ihopeidontcrash," stateshttps://cogburnlaw.com/.

Imagine how many people don’t use hashtags that drive and take selfies or video.

Put down your phone and pay attention to the road if you don't want to become another distracted driver statistic.

Why else should you put down your smartphone?

  • "Text neck" causes disc herniation, pinched nerves and muscle strain.
  • Carpal tunnel is a real threat.
  • Smartphones are bacteria cesspools.
  • You'll get out and actually do things.
  • You'll learn how to be "alone."
  • Calmness will find you.

So, why don't you put down that smartphone and start living a distraction-free life for a bit?

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Education as it's said is the key foundation of a child's future. Education system in India lays down a exceptional foundation of a child's education so very excellently by focusing on not just one but giving commensurate importance to all subjects even in the early stages of schooling.

With new technologies coming up like every single day, system of education in India and worldwide is changing rapidly. With the introduction of digital teaching appliances, classrooms are now being turned into smart-classes.

Impact of internet has totally changed the idiosyncrasy and praxis of education in India as well as all over the world. Students too proffer online education rather than waking up early every morning to go to school.

With the investiture of over thousands of new international private schools, it is also a great step towards opening a new path to outer world for Indian students to compete on an international platform. Not only this facility motivates them but also gives them the opportunity and confidence to represent themselves on an international platform.

Education is now seen as a better way of investing money. The cost of education, be it in a government or a private school has increased a lot and is likely to increase much more in coming years. But none can ignore the fact that "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest".

The 'Annual Education Budget' of the government has increased a lot over the years. Government has allocated Rs 85,010 crore as the Education Budget for the year 2018-19 starting from 1 April.

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An Argument For Relaxation

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Hey, you! Yes, you! Reading this article right now! I'm guessing that you're procrastinating for some reason right now –– I can relate.

After all, I am procrastinating studying for a test by writing this article. We're all in the same boat, and that's why I feel like I can share something with you. Nothing too deep, nothing too dramatic, just a truth that I discovered recently that I think might help you out. Ready for it?

Ok, here it goes: you can take a break.

That seems obvious at first glance: "Of course I can take a break!" you say. "Why, I take a break every half hour or so to check Instagram!" And I support those kinds of breaks, the mindless ones where you don't need to think as hard. However, the kind of break I'm talking about is the one that takes up more than five minutes. Instead, I want you to find time to take break that is far more substantial, one where you can spend time with friends or nap or read or go for a run or just do something that feels good to you, even if you haven't finished up all of your homework yet.

This sort of break takes a good sense of balancing, of course: you can't just ignore all your work while relaxing. Instead, try to find a good time to set down your calculus equations and history essays so you can recharge and refocus before finally finishing everything up. This sort of practice might take some time to figure out fully, but I promise you, when you finally are able to balance work and play, you'll feel like your life is far more fun (and focused!) than it was before you could both study and spend time with those you love.

This article isn't meant to provide step by step instructions, because taking breaks is a personal experience: instead, try to find your own system, and be sure to keep up the practice until you can finally say that you've mastered the art of the study break.

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