Why The Modern World Is Bad For Your Brain And What Shaolin Monks Do About It

Decided to take a month off from “social media,” to re-balance my priorities.
Does this mean I’m throwing my smartphone out the window? No.
But I did delete a few apps, and deactivated a few accounts.
#SpiritualSpringCleaning

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yellow mt3-00085 Most of us love our smart phones. I use mine all the time to keep in touch with my family in China. But the constant multi-tasking of texting, emailing, social media and apps is over stimulating our brain and increasing the production of the stress hormone cortisol according to Neuroscientist, Daniel J Levitin, who has written a new book about his findings. So does this mean we have to throw away our smart phones? At The Shaolin Temple we tread the middle way, using Zen techniques to keep us tranquil and focused while still being a part of the modern world. Here I share with you seven Shaolin tips to help you stay calm in a crazy world IMG_0815

  1. Take Small Regular Vacations  Turn your mobile phone to aeroplane mode or switch it off completely two hours before you go to sleep. The same goes for when you workout…

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