Paying Attention For The Past Three Days Essay

1411 Words Apr 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Paying attention for the past three days has changed my opinion on how I should live and view my life. Although technology in society is beneficial for many, new studies are showing that technology may be affecting us negatively too. Often times we lose essential part of our days because we become so immersed in our phones and gadgets. Paying attention has showed me that I am forgetting to slow down and take a breath in my busy days at Cal Poly. Often times I need the listen to my surroundings and recognized what is happening around me. There are also times when I need to talk to others more instead of avoiding communication by using my cell phone. After these three days I have discovered by looking into recent studies to change my habits and communicating to everyone effectively is the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are many studies coming out nowadays that show that often times what society thinks is unhealthy is actually the best medicine if you know how to use it properly. For example, it is shown in the TED talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend” people commonly think stress is harmful for your health. However, recent studies show this is only true if you truly believe that stress is bad for you it can harm you. Stress can actually be beneficial if you know that it can help. During a performance or speech if you treat the stress as an advantage for yourself, you will actually perform better. From the results of these studies I will begin to look at…

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