If you are using your GPS to find your way to Grandma’s house, you have become GPS dependent. https://www.womenshealth.com In an article written for Women’s Health by Merritt Watts “Something to Remember” it is altogether possible that our minds are being drained of our short term memory even turning our brains to mush.
Is it a “senior’s moment”:
If you are under 50 years old and you are forgetting why you walked into a room; believe me you are not having a “senior’s moment.” Only “seniors” have these moments. Chances are you are suffering from GPS “addiction”. However, let’s not put all the blame on the GPS. If you are instant messaging (IM), reading the news on the laptop or smart phone and you fine your short-term memory is getting shorter,
it is a good indication you are doing these things too much.
These are traps we all get caught up in and do not even know it is happening.
High tech trap:
I have done it myself. My Cows are Belted Galloway and none of my family and friends on Facebook have ever seen one. So of course I just have to take a picture and post it. My red chicks are probably the most photographed chicks in the country. They almost have a blog page of their own.
Got the news by smart phone:
You may have read about Obama-care but cannot remember anything about it to talk about it at the dinner table. Oh, by the way look around the table; how many smart phones are there next to the plates and are there any forks or spoons? My point is made.
The search engine:
Do you know more about which search engine to do searches on than you know about how your children are doing in school or who they are chatting with? Are your children texting each other rather than speaking to each other?
What is the fix:
First look around, let go of the smart phone and even turn it off. Put the paper back into the newspaper and make a “no phone” at the dinner table rule. Yes, there will be some grumbling but you will hear it and it will not be in a text. It is as though we have learned a whole new language of short abrevetation.