New Delhi : If you linger on social media for hours on the phone. (Scrolling), delaying scheduled tasks, neglecting sleep, direct personal interactions, social activities aside, you are a victim of ‘doomscrolling’ (the habit of looking at the phone for no reason), experts say. There is an opinion. It is a habit that beats your time and sleep.
This habit has a detrimental effect on mental health. Anxiety builds and increases. It also increases stress, depression and anxiety. If left unmanaged, they can go astray and lose the right path. It also causes physical ailments, experts say.
Constantly looking at mobiles causes neck disorders such as ‘survival spondylosis’. Sitting in one position for long periods of time while surfing increases the risk of developing spinal disorders or arthritis. There is also a risk of developing dementia and carpal tunnel syndrome, such as obesity and visual impairment. According to a survey, the number of such disorders has increased in the last two years. Constant exposure to radio waves also increases the risk of brain tumors. If you are aware that you are trapped in the endless black hole of ‘YouTube videos’, ‘Reels’ videos, stories, news, celebrity videos, etc., then you should be more aware of this habit. There is a risk of long-term effects on brain and mental health. Set a specific time to check your phone. After a daily workout, take a break from work or a time that suits you. Avoid the temptation to look at your phone outside of those hours. Set aside time in the morning for meditation, prayer, and exercise. Staying off the phone overnight is universally desirable. Disconnect from your phone and ‘connect’ with nature, so you’ll be refreshed, say medical experts
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