With many organizations dependent on the World Wide Web to do their businesses as well as other activities, many workers now spend hours in front of the computer screen. Furthermore, the eyes have no rest from too staring at a screen because if you are not looking at your computer, you are staring at your mobile phone. Hence, the number of screen addicts are on the rise. If you are one of those who spends hours in front of the screen without taking breaks, here are some negative effects of too much screen time.
This is the most obvious effect of too much screen time. You feel pain and irritation in your eyes. And if these continues for months, it affects your vision in the future. Ensure that you always blink your eyes to give it a distraction from the screen.
Like earlier said, when some people are not staring at their computer, they are staring at their phones. After your 9 am to 5 pm spent at you, combined with the traffic, and instead of eating and going straight to bed, you spend hours surfing your phone. Your body needs rest and the best way is to get quality sleep.
Loss of social skills
Many of us have lost our social and interactive skills because of too much screen time. We spend time on our phones chatting with friends and family. Thus, we don’t bother to visit anyone anymore since we have our phones which have made communication easier.
Due to the long period, you spend especially on your phone, you may begin to feel discomfort in your neck and spine. This pain may be temporary, it may become a regular occurrence if you don’t give yourself a break from your phone, or computer. Always, be mindful of this.
You are likely to procrastinate
With spending too much time on your computer or phone, you find out that you keep postponing the important things you are meant to do. You are either watching a movie on your computer or checking your different social media accounts while you have so many things to do.