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Photographer Removes Smartphones From People’s Hands To Show How Addicted We Are

Photographer Removes Smartphones From People’s Hands To Show How Addicted We Are

It’s no secret that we, as a society, are addicted to technology. Open your eyes and look around. Everywhere you look, people are glued to their smartphones and tablets. It seems as if simple small talk and forming relationships with others have been replaced with mindless Internet browsing and social media stalking. The following images created by Eric Pickersgill show just how bad this problem has become. He is an innovation photographer who questions our reality and forces his viewers to think when looking at his work.  This is what we would look like with no smartphones in our hands:

1. Embrace one another.

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    2. Look up and enjoy your time with family.

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      3. Pay attention to your loved ones.

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        4. Don’t let the memories pass you by.

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          5. Life is about enjoying the little moments, not ignoring them.

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            6. Father-son time is irreplaceable.

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              7. The social implications are apparent in older generations.

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                8. Family is the most important thing in the world.

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                  9. Smartphones will never replace a beautiful day.

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                    10. Spend as much time with friends as possible.

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                      11. There is always something to be done.

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                        12. Love is giving your loved ones your undivided attention.

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                          13. Put the phone down for good and enjoy companionship.

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                            Last Updated on September 17, 2019

                            10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                            10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                            Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

                            But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

                            Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

                            1. Spend Time with Positive People

                            If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

                            Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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                            2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

                            When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

                            Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

                            3. Contribute to the Community

                            One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

                            Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

                            4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

                            Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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                            5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

                            You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

                            If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

                            There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

                            6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

                            It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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                            Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

                            7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

                            Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

                            For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

                            Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

                            8. Offer Compliments to Others

                            Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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                            9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

                            If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

                            Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

                            10. Practice Self-Care

                            Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

                            Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

                            Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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