Wake up, check your phone, go about your day. Seems okay, right? Maybe not.
It’s no secret that we are in the middle of a tech-savvy but also tech-addicted generation. For many of us, our days start off by checking our phones, perhaps to read any texts, check for any missed calls, or simply just see what we might’ve missed online.
According to Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi, a psychiatrist at Doctor On Demand, this habit that seems so normal, could actually be sabotaging your day. She says that using your phone when you first wake up can lead to feelings of increased stress and leave you feeling overwhelmed to start your day. The reasoning? Information overload.
In addition to this, a guy named Tristan Harris (who used to work as a design ethicist for Google) explained the notion that looking at your phone when you first get up can put you in the mindset of thinking about ‘all the things I’ve missed since yesterday’, which can lead to decreased productivity for the rest of your day.
You can read a little more into the details of this concept here: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/is-it-bad-to-look-at-your-phone-right-when-you-wake-up-it-might-be-sabotaging-your-day-8437383
And in the meantime, maybe you should give yourself a little time in the morning before picking up your Smartphone!
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