Thursday, October 11, 2012

5 Ways Cell-Phone is a Stressor

5 Ways Cell-Phone is a Stressor

The journal of the American Medical Association has published an article entitled Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism . According to the article, the dramatic increase in use of cellular telephones has generated concern about possible negative effects of radiofrequency signals delivered to the brain. While it may or may not affect your brain, I have identified 5 areas that it is stressful to use a cell-phone:

1.     Get you 24-hour a day:  In an article, Cell Phones Raise Stress , researchers say the findings suggest that cell phone technology may make people more accessible but at a psychological cost. There is no dividing line between work and home life. It is indeed stressful because you can be reached on job-related matters any time anywhere.

2.      Distract your attention to drive: The phone always rings when you are behind the wheel. You have to pay attention and listen because it could be something important. You are caught between driving and listening to the incoming call.  

3.     Interrupt you while you focus on your job, in a discussion or meeting: It is another nuisance while you are in the flow for work. Of course you can switch it off while in a meeting or discussion. There could be an urgent call or message from home and in delaying responding to the call it can spell disaster for you.   

4.     More ad messages: There is no escape from advertisements. You are forced to check incoming messages in case it has something to do with your job. Very often, advertisers are trying to reach you.  

5.      More urgent matters to attend: When your boss calls you on your cell-phone, it means there is an urgent job to take care of. It raises your heartbeat and you don’t have a choice. Do you dare to switch off your cell-phone after work?      

To regain your sanity, turn off your cell-phone when you go to bed. You need to sleep with peace of mind and start a new day with energy and a fresh mind.  

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