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Why You Should Consider One Text-Free Day Every Week

By Genevieve Cunningham

We are a texting society. Once upon a time, we actually talked to other people on the phone. Now? We'll ignore a phone call but text that person right back. We love the convenience of texting. And if we're being honest, we like how impersonal it is. But for as much convenience as texting adds to our world, it also adds some negatives. If you would like to change your life for the better, take a look at why you should consider one text-free day every single week.

You'll Make Connections

You might be surprised at how quickly you make connections with others when you're not allowed to text. If someone texts you, you'll have to actually call them back and -- gasp! -- talk to them. After a few times of doing this, you may notice just how much you miss personal connection. You may even find yourself reaching out and talking with a few of those people on other days of the week.

You'll Boost Mental Health

When we have actually interactions with other people, our mental health tends to see a significant boost. It creates a sense of community and belonging. And this makes us feel better about ourselves and our lives. You may not even realize just how much technology is zapping your mental health until you take a break. And once you do, you may appreciate the break more than you ever imagined.

You'll Save Your Neck

We're so addicted to our phones that doctors have coined a term to describe a condition unique to this generation: text neck. Text neck is a curvature at the top of the spine. It causes pain, builds tension, and can cause permanent damage. By giving yourself an occasional break and actually stretching out your neck, you may be saving the health of your neck. And as you get older and pain increases naturally, you may be glad for the little bit of relief you were able to give yourself along the way.

Could you even go text-free for a day? It would probably be harder than you think, but it will also be totally worth it. Give it a try and see if it improves your life. With these benefits and others that may trickle into your life, you can appreciate the new life that a little break from technology can bring.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Smyrna, Ga.

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