What We Lack in a Hyperconnected World
Is it strange that many of us these days feel hyperconnected and yet disconnected? This is what Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple explores in his new book, The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness. It’s a fascinating look at what we need as humans, what we lack in this age of distractions and speed.
Electronic exchanges do not equal essential social contact, and if left unsatisfied the disconnected feeling leads to unhappiness.
Notes that our ancestors were highly social in intimate ways that do not translate to words or images on a screen. Humans were shaped by this need for social intimacy, similar to diet and exercise in our ancestral environment. Face to face engagement, play with friends, and physical touch are essential to our emotional health, but are often neglected.
Disconnecting from all technical/electronic devices at least two times a day represents a solid goal to initiate change. Focusing that free time on real social interaction will make you happier and more stable. Increase touch, conversation, and play with friends and family to maintain emotional balance.
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Source is ZenHabits.net
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