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COMBATTING TECH ADDICTION

WITH MINDFUL MEDITATION

If you constantly keep in touch with the office, obsessively check your phone or worry about missing out on online social interactions, there’s a good chance you’re addicted to technology. And you’re not alone. 


Online platforms have been designed to exploit the psychology and brain chemistry of addiction; ramping up the pace of modern life to an almost unmanageable tempo.


Such unrelenting demands on our attention are having a detrimental impact on our mental health, with clear correlations emerging between connectivity and our levels of stress, anxiety, unhappiness and depression.


So, how do we adapt to this world of limitless information and constant notifications? The answer could lie with “mindful meditation” – a central part of the Buddhist practice for almost 3,000 years.