EPISODE 237 Will simply having your smart phone nearby influence your cognitive abilities? Studies have been done and the results are fairly concerning. Merely having your smartphone nearby leads to statistically significant impairment of cognitive capacity, on par with effects of lack of sleep. Imagine the implications!
STUFF WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
Even the mere presence of your smartphone adversely affects your ability to think and problem solve even when you aren’t using it! Why are they so distracting even when they’re not buzzing, blinking and dinging? The cost of smartphone are inextricably linked to their benefits. They have an immense value in our daily life but they are habit forming. We pay attention to them even when we’re focused on a different task. They exert a gravitational pull on all our attention! What is it doing to your ability to innovate? Don’t take it everywhere with you.
You’re losing connections and your potential by giving away your time. Being interrupted by notifications affects your experiences with life. Smartphones are the epidemic, is it taking over your life? Look at how much you carry it.
It’s so good for your brain to let it go once in awhile. You’ll sleep better, you’ll make connections. If you want to maximize your productivity, relationships, be smarter and think deeper you need to put away your cell phone.
QUOTES BY CHRIS
“Even a small affect on cognitive capacity can have a big impact on your cognitive abilities.”
We need to learn how to successfully pull away from our phones. Go on a break from your phone and see what it will do for you!