Canadians must curb smartphone addiction, says author Neil Pasricha | The Big Fix Canadians must curb smartphone addiction, says author Neil Pasricha | The Big FixThe biggest problem facing Canadian is cell phone addiction, happy he’s a New York Times, bestselling author motivational, speaker and founder of The Institute for Global happiness. His work, their phone, is on the relationship between leadership in business, and you guessed it happiest attitude, awareness and authenticity that we are addicted to our cell phones. Here’S his big fix, hi mr. nice to see you thanks for making some time for us today. The biggest problem facing Canadians we live in the most abundant time ever and human civilization compared to every other generation.
We are living longer with higher education rights. We have more wealth than ever before. Unfortunately, we also have the highest rates of anxiety, loneliness suicide and depression. When you look into the day that you discover that part of this is because of the ascendance of the smartphone, we have lower connection, we have higher loneliness, we are staring at our screens all the time and we are all super addicted. Look if you drink a bottle of wine before bed slept with a bottle of wine within 10 feet of your head.
While you were sleeping and dried abalone, when you get up in the morning, we call you an alcoholic. We are all doing that with her cell phone, so we don’t seem to see that we are off phone, a holic’s right now, it’s dramatically reducing our Mental Health phone itself or is it the platforms on the phone or is it a mixed kind of its both Right now, 5 years ago, Weiser cell phone for 18 minutes a day this year we use our cell phones for over 5 hours a day. We also are looking at screens over 11 hours a day we use them in the classrooms were using them in the cars.
Were using them and work we’re using them everywhere and the devices are, as you probably know, made to be addictive write. The studies show that when you look at cell phones, you are disconnecting from people around you. You are having in-person conversation and things like your heart rate and your anxiety rate increase with all that you described and those anxious feelings, because I think a lot of us has her to submitted this idea. . Yes, we’re not talking in person, but we are communicating constantly on on the phones from San Diego university anxiety, I’m pretty softly over Generations, but suddenly last five years, they Spike by 30 % based on the research.
This is largely due to the ascendance of the smartphone. Look I’m talking because I’m not the preacher, I’m in the parish, I’m addicted to I’m super addicted. So I know that this is part of the problem. We don’t have anything to worry about these days. We live in the safest time ever to be alive. No one’s getting forcibly shipped off The Wharf, we got, no major famine done giant Great Depression, and yet we feel worse today than ever all of these bikes in her mental health racer mental illness rates are directly poorly with her phone.
If you look around, if you look at what people are doing and how they’re using them, we realize that we’re looking with their heads that look right now. What is a physical problem when you look at a bright screen within an hour of bedtime, you do not produce much Melatonin the sleep hormone. You do not get as deep are restless sleep. Do you wake up your tired, your volume? What are you do you check? Your phone again psychological, when you look at yourself during everybody else’s greatest hits with your director’s cut, no matter how good your lunch with today, somebody that a lobster buffet in the Maldives right now, your lunch is only sucks.
Everything about your socks. You look up friends, airports that we spend 31 % of her day, bookmarking prioritizing and switching between tasks, we’re not doing anything anymore, we’re just deciding what to do if you’ve ever sterlyn Netflix rate for half an hour with your spouse, throwing in the towel it’s time For bed, you know what I’m talkin about investing activity, invest in nature and invest in Redding on activity right now, Korn to the government. You can stop exercising when your 14 years old.
That’S when you can pick your last mandatory junk, that’s great. ! That’S why I took my last name best in my studies. My academic put my head down and study chemistry cuz supposed to go to med school, the Mayo Clinic. Have we need an hour physical activity that you know he can’t do when you’re running text? You can there’s a school in Toronto right now. We need to make gym class mandatory for every single your high school as a star Williams, have more physical activity in our school and our young people and get rid of her cell phones.
There’S a school in Toronto. Progressive private school called Bryson Hall stop the administrators are. They have recently started a stronger Bond and limitation on cell phone between injuring classes. This year the administrators have told me at the school they have seen more social connection, higher rates of activity and less side. Unsurprisingly, in the students who, just within the first year of this policy, interesting – and do you think necessary? Is it the provincial government should it be spearheaded federally will went? What’S your take on that leadership, can you want to go provincial? You want to go Federal whatever we should not have cell phones in our classroom.
They are inhibiting our behavior and are learning. We need to get back to focusing and being able to talk to her peers instead of texting with them. I would encourage all levels of government to ask people to limit. I don’t they ban cuz too strong work limit cell phones, especially in the classroom in between classes. I would argue, I think in some parents would argue as well that this is the way the world is, so kids should acclimatize and, and it can be used as a learning tool. Your response to that absolutely can be used as a learning tool.
However, it is not the de-facto way of learning. We learn by conversations by questioning by Ann Curry, by having group discussions by challenging a teacher being challenged by a teacher. Is a learning Aid, not a learning replacement, use them as a tool. The great word used to not a replacement, that’s why I said not ban a limitation nature, nature and more reading who should be leading the charge on that nature. We all have ended nature deficit. A lot of in Canada make sure I have a hiking trail longer for my house, and I didn’t know it existed since he’s the advertiser Park.
Market them have a Park Passport federal government. Please we have amazing National Park to talk about them. Get him out there again, let’s great moral imperative, to get back in nature, don’t put cell phone towers anywhere near these places? Let’S protect the sanctity that we have and get people outside more look when I was a kid everyone has cast a broken arm get outside. We have ndidi trees, release a chemical called Fightin side when you breathe in the chemical released by trees.
You reduce your cortisol and your adrenaline in your body. You literally feel less stressed federal government number. One line item budget is guess what Healthcare and guess, what’s Rising mental health issues, you want to help people feel better, get them outside more. Let’S learn to walk around again you’re making me into nature, which is you don’t? This is the problem. We all think that we don’t have enough time to read books yet appointed University of California. We’Ve never read more word per day.
Then today the average person reads a hundred thousand. It’S just call Instagram comments: blog Royals Twitter feeds news headlines and 47 emails a day when everyone said they don’t do that start or finish your day, with 20 pages from a good book. What kind of buck fiction? Why fiction? Because, according to the 2011 interview, psychology reading fiction, especially literary fiction, opens up the mirror neurons in your brain, the part of your brain responsible for empathy, compassion, understanding.
We want a good citizens, we want to go great people, we need to be reading fiction. How does the government do this? We need to invest in our literary festivals. I’M talking things like lit Fest in Edmonton and Calgary we’re on the street in Toronto. Get people excited about reading. We have to recognize our independent bookstores as the cultural tapestry of our land. These are small, hard-working mom and pop shops who struggle to make ends meet. Let’S recognise independent, what they are investing the independent bookstore community, but we can create places in havins are all the thinkers of all past generation.
Comp independent bookstores are the place to be investing your independent bookstore.Canadians are addicted to their smartphones and it is affecting their well-being and productivity, says bestselling author Neil Pasricha.
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