We live in the world of chaos.
Good things happen every day. But so do bad things.
What’s more, we’re addicted to shocking posts. Or maybe it’s a habit. But we cannot stop scrolling down our Facebook page or the reading post after post of celebrities admitting to their abusive or sexual escapades.
Seriously, there is nothing good in them.
Sure, they give you information. Some information you might need before reaching out to a friend and find out she moved out of town couple weeks ago. Or just something to gossip with other people at work so you don’t look like an alien knowing nothing.
But other than that, they are more toxic than they are beneficial.
Our Harmful Addiction
Do you think you are addicted to your phone? Heck, I didn’t think I was. Not until I listened to Simon Sinek’s famous TED talk, in which, he mentioned:
If your phone is the last thing you see before going to bed, you might be addicted. If you check your phone first thing in the morning before you kiss your wife, you might be addicted.
Say no more. Those two, I have two checks already. Not to mention other times during the day that I check my phone.
I spend at least 2 hours a day just looking and reading on my phone. No, I didn’t read the news and check my Facebook 2 hours non-stop, but I manage to sneak in 5 minutes here and there.
Walking from the parking to the office? I hold my phone in my hand.
Going to the bathroom? The phone was inside my pocket.
Waiting in line? What else is there to do other than look at your phone?
Normally, after couple hours using my phone, I never feel better about myself or learn something new. Instead, here are 4 things that I do, and I believe I’m not alone in this.