Paint a Sweet Picture for Your Eyes Explore the World Out of the Box
Eyes are the windows to the world, and sadly they are losing their power to callous screen gazing on TV and phones!
Till 1990, TV was the lone screened gadget that took maximum attention, and since then the list of culprits now feature laptops, desktops and obviously, the smart phones. Looking for quick adventure-filled therapeutic routine for eyes, body and soul to reduce screen time impact?
Here we go…
Drug against Insomnia – Try Open Sky camps
On an average, a person spends at least nine hours per day in front of the screen. Longer the exposure to the screen, shorter is the sleep cycle. It is now a proven philosophy that camping regularly under the open sky does boost your sleep cycle. The outdoor camping bouts can prevent the rising cases of myopia and obesity among kids as young as five-year old who are facing the brunt of urban living.
Develop an outdoor hobby
Outdoor hobbies help the brain and motor neurons stay agile and active. People spending more time on the screen playing video games or watching TV shows have reduced white matter density. This is directly linked to the loss of communication and social skills over a period of time. Too much of screen gazing also leads to significant reduction of the cortical thickness, which impairs the cognitive ability among the toddlers and adults alike.
To keep the brain and nerves healthy for a lifetime, engage in outdoor activities like hiking, tree-climbing, farming and other tasks that require mind-body coordination.
Spend time in the wild
Every minute you spend in the farm with animals has a huge impact on the quality of life. From countering ill effects of blood pressure and high cholesterol to warding off the depression issues, petting and staying in farm or in the wild boosts the social life. Add to it the unadulterated thrill and lessons learnt from the wild on survival which you can never learn sitting in front of the Idiot Box and the Smart Phone!
Make your mornings productive
Shine like a Sun. Give a nudge to your senses to fight the urban life imbalance by taking up activities in the morning. A hike during the sunrise amidst green forests or a swim in the lake waters during your farm stay boosts immunity. Unlike the entertainment you are used to, playing out your own games as per your rules makes a positive impact on the confidence and approach towards life. Early you start, quicker is the response to new-found love for home-grown entertainment.
Tried destination yoga?
Are you used to doing yoga while watching TV? Most people are… and this habit cuts down on the benefits of yoga significantly. Find a new way of doing yoga far away from the intrusive smart phone world. Destination yoga is a community-based program organized in the lap of nature. Isolated valleys near the Himalayas, the serene beaches of the Konkan and the cherubic gardens of the Nilgiri—they all have a magical effect on the body and mind. While you control your senses through breathing technique, the Nature is already playing its part by soothing down your chaotic Chakras disturbed by urban life imbalance.