Can you imagine life without your iPhone or laptop.? We rely on our tech to tell the time (anywhere in the world), to be our alarm clock, our personalised music channel, our GPS navigation system, and so much more.
There’s no going back; technology is firmly engrained in our everyday life. And if it’s here to stay, how can we embrace it as a tool to grow and expand our minds, to build a healthier mind and mindset?
Technology platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, and WhatsApp help us remain connected to those we care about in the absence of seeing them in person. These tools are even more critical now in the new normal of COVID-19.
As the new norm evolves, the evolution of avatars and social video experiences will blossom. While Virtual Reality is nowhere near a mainstream tech solution and still predominantly utilised in scientific and medical environments, what we may see evolve is a more user-friendly, social adaption. A blend of Augmented Reality and VR, where we create virtual social settings to connect us anywhere in the world in any time zone.
There is a growing trend within mental health to focus on prevention, rather than acting too late – creating a philosophy of embracing mental wellness proactively to create mental robustness and support mental capacity and performance.
The Mindology App has a series on building a Calmer Mind and sessions to help with sleep, particularly if you awake in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.
The interest in neuroscience and how our brains work has grown significantly over the last decade, and with this growing interest comes more research and development. We have only scratched the surface of understanding how our brains function and how we can best optimise our brains for a healthier, more fulfilled life. We know our brains can change over time; new neural pathways are created and strengthened depending on usage.
The human brain is continually rewiring itself. Our actions create neurological pathways that form habits, feed emotions, shape beliefs, and drive our behaviour.
The saying goes – what fires together wires together. Meaning when we do (or visualise doing) neurons are fired in our brain that create neural pathways. In simple terms there is a chemical reaction and process in our brain that serves as a process of forming habits, maintaining them, and creating new behaviours for ourselves.
The first things placed into our brains at the start of a day are the fuel our mental engine will run on. If you start with a flood of Facebook, Instagram, emails, and news alerts – your brain is being wired to believe that the things found there are the most valuable and important to you. Which leads to my next point – moderation.
But, like so much in life, it’s important to have moderation and create boundaries for yourself around technology usage and reliance.
The future will be exciting and innovative with technology as it keeps on evolving. Balance and boundaries will be the key to maintaining a healthy relationship with the tech in your life.
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