Our high-tech digital world seems to give us an ever-growing volume of content. Each day we get hit with texts, email, news, and social media alerts. If folks aren’t surfing the web, they’re often listening to the car radio. Or they are streaming their favorite TV or news shows online. But research suggests that this nonstop river of data may boost stress. The brain can only focus on and digest so many facts before it starts to become overwhelmed.
So carve out a bit more time each day for some peace and quiet. Plan some activities that take your digital gadgets out of the equation. Read a book, chat with a friend, or work in the garden. Or how about taking a walk in nature? You could even sit quietly and watch the clouds roll by. How would you like to spend your gadget-free time?