Weâ€™ve seen hilarious videos and stories of the problems smartphone distraction can causeâ€”I mean, hilarious for us, rather embarrassing for them. Things like running into (and falling into) a water fountain in the middle of a city, or walking straight into a construction zone, both while staring at the phone screen. How are we so enthralled by our phones? How do we allow them to distract us so much? And what else are we missing out on if weâ€™re missing these blatantly obvious obstacles in front of us?
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As technology keeps evolving, each generation of parents has had to deal with problems that their parents or grandparents could have never dreamt! First, it was TV, then it was video games â€œrotting the brain,â€ and now smartphones. What will come next? Who knows?! And it seems like with each new technology the effect is differentâ€¦ and often worse.
Take Generation Z for example, the generation after Millennials. The generation that grew up with iPads and smartphonesâ€”theyâ€™ve never known life without being constantly connected! And thatâ€™s created a HUGE leap in characteristic changes from their parents and grandparents. Theyâ€™ve become the generation thatâ€™s not interested in independence; they already have so much independence online, and thatâ€™s become good enough for them. But thereâ€™s one other change todayâ€™s teens are suffering from: depression.
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We all feel gratitude sometimes, even if weâ€™re not mindful enough to be aware of the feeling. And if we are aware of it, often times we forget or feel awkward expressing it. Feelings can be hard to talk about, even positive ones. But sometimes, thatâ€™s exactly what businesses need to improve! A great company isnâ€™t all about the number, itâ€™s about the employees as well.
Weâ€™ve touched on how gratitude can change you as an individual, but what can it do for a company? What happens when employees start expressing gratitude in the workplace?
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If there were something that you could do for free, something that took less than a half hour per day, that was scientifically proven to boost energy and brainpower, would you do it? For most of us, that answer is a resounding YES! Unless itâ€™s hard or takes a lot of effortâ€¦
Well, I have newsâ€”it exists. Honestly, it could take as little effort as sitting silently and focusing on your breath for 25 minutes.
Continue reading Study: Meditation vs. Yoga for a Brain & Energy Boost