DITCH THE DEVICES AND GET OUTDOORS IS THE DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION FOR MODERN TIMES…
When was the last time you didn’t check your email for 24 hours? Are you giving more of your time and energy to social media than your loved ones? Have you noticed your attention span seems shorter? Feeling fatigued? Not sleeping well? You may be experiencing what is known as a ‘modern meltdown’ – caused by increasing tech dependency and addiction.
According to worldwide research, we check our phones more than 110 times a day while an Oxford Internet Survey found that we are spending an average of 1000 hours on the web per year.
One doesn’t need to be a rocket-scientist to know that digital overload is bound to have negative side-effects.
A study at the Worcester University, for instance, found that smartphone users experience elevated stress levels the more they checked their phones, especially with regards to monitoring their social media profiles.
Sleep disorder is now a worldwide pandemic with experts advising to leave our ‘tweeting til the morning’ as the blue light from screens over stimulates the brain that can interrupt with our natural release of melatonin, making it harder to sleep deeply.
Not to mention looking continually down at our smart phones can also be a pain in the neck – literally! When we use our devices, our heads are dropped forward (saggy neck alert) and our chest is collapsed inwards. Excessive use of screens affects our vision and can lead to muscle and joint issues such as RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome.
But for every trend there’s always a counter trend.
According to the Global Wellness Institute (GW), 2019’s biggest wellness trend is centered around nature. They report that medical practitioners will start prescribing us to put down the Prozac and pick up our walking shoes and get out into nature. It’s said that just 25-minutes of daily doses of nature can add years to our lives as well as reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and certain cancers.
A one or two-hour treatment is also a beneficial way for us to unplug and recharge. ilapothecary offers modern remedies for modern times. Here are five products to help you cope with digital burnout.
TAKE A DIGITAL DETOX BATH: Soak away your stressors and improve your sleep patterns with ilapothecary’s Remedy No. 28 Magnesium & Amethyst Deep Relax Bath Soak works to calm the nervous system, inflammation in the body, and cleanse your aura.
If you want a daily digital detox, then consider ilapothecary’s Remedy no. 32 Digital Face Mist. Infused with Amethyst and antioxidants, it has been developed to energetically eliminate free radical scavengers and toxins absorbed from close proximity and prolonged use of the devices.
When your skin looks dehydrated from too much time on the computer (and not enough time outdoors), then use Remedy No.100 Fresh Face Mud Cleanser for a deep cleanse. It’s an anti-inflammatory face mask made with Amethyst for boosting collagen and magnesium-rich Purple Andes Mud for skin detoxification.
Another facial product rejuvenate dry and dull complexions is ilapothecary’s Remedy no.9 Protective Aura Day Cream. This gem features antioxidant-rich Moringa with Wild Indigo, Boswellia and Sandalwood, all of which together helps to fight free radical damage and protect the skin from environmental pollutants.
For your home or workplace, we recommend our Diffuser Ultrasonic Dispenser, a device to purify the air around you. Select from three exquisite diffuser oil blends such as the Remedy No. 50 Transform your Space