The pace of technology and the drive to do better, more, and faster can get to anyone after a while. In fact, there are forms of psychological distress and trauma that are affecting more and more people, and the knowledge about how to handle these stressors is not being spread as quickly as it could.
If you or someone you know if suffering from depression related to the pace and pressure of technological events (everything from overuse of social media to obsessive checking of email), then consider the following four tips – there are ways to recover after driving yourself too hard, you may choose to find a religious or spiritual group to help you out, work on mindful meditation if you’d like to work by yourself, and there are even gadget that will help you slow down your gadget use.
Recover After Driving Yourself Too Hard
For many people who’ve driven themselves too hard working on software programming, or staying up nights trying to push the next technology through, some type of drug use is common. If this has gone too far, it may be necessary to check into rehab for as long as necessary. There’s no shame in this, and many people find it to be one of the best decisions they could have made in order to get back on the right track in their careers and personal lives.
Find a Religious or Spiritual Group
If you’re overwhelmed with the pace of life, many religious or spiritual groups can help you out. If you research the benefits of church, you may find that it’s the perfect solution to have you slow down and join a community of people who will support you, and you may be able to find peace within yourself as well.
Practice Mindful Meditation
For people who would prefer to approach their depression on their own, mindful meditation can help. Simply focusing on the breath and going through certain predetermined exercises can take away much of the anxiety that follows us around as technology becomes increasingly difficult to handle. Simply Internet searches are probably all you need to get started, and this is very cost effective as well as being private.
Use Gadgets To Slow Down On Gadget Use
If you’ve become obsessed with gadgets (like your cell phone) there are actually cellphone apps to help you use your cellphone less! It sound bizarre, but by scheduling you times that are appropriate to check your messages, you’re freeing yourself from having to worry about when the next beep is coming through. This will make your interactions with people much better as well, as you won’t constantly be distracted by reminders that happen too often.