Adaptation is the name of the game. If we stop adapting, we die. Harsh reality, but a fact nonetheless. In the office we talk about the 4T’s. These are overarching stressors that our bodies must continually adapt to. In this 4 part series, we will cover each of the T’s, so you can be aware of them and utilize this knowledge to improve your adaptation skills.
TECHNOLOGY is the newest form of stressor that we have in our lives. The more we rely on technology to run our life, the more that we must take into account the impact that it has on our health and wellbeing.
In my mind technology brings together two of the other stressors - physical and thoughts, and when used inappropriately can be super detrimental to our health. The physical impact is being seen with changes in posture and bone formation in people of all ages.
One of the most overlooked pieces with technology is the lack of connection that it fosters. We have replaced face to face interaction and all of the health benefits that being in another's company brings to using technology to ‘connect’. This connection actually causes disconnection between us as a society as we lose nuanced social cues and benefits of being in the presence of others.
Making sure our body is able to adapt to the technology stressors can take some creative thinking as well as present time awareness to how we are utilizing technology in our lives. Limiting screen time, setting up our workstations ergonomically, and prioritizing face to face interaction can be ways you can support your body through this ever present stressor.
Peace, Love & Wellness