It seems like more and more these days, technology is taking hold of our world and many of us feel the need to completely unplug from our cell phones and Wi-Fi and try being “off-the-grid.”
For some, even a short vacation from “screen time” can do wonders for them, especially if they want to meditate. For world-renowned author and alternative medicine guru Deepak Chopra, M.D. even using his cell phone is meditation.
As he said in an article with the Seattle-Times, “Even technology is a meditative experience because when I’m focused on technology, that’s all I do.”
So what answer does Chopra have for us? It’s called Jiyo.
Jiyo is a wellness-focused app which uses the information in your hone to give little tips or “bits” to help you improve your day and overall well-being throughout the course of the day.
For example, if the user wants to better their mental health, Jiyo may notify them with a brief exercise to think about something to be thankful for or something which brings great joy.
Little goals and things you can “check off” build toward larger goals and ideally an ultimate goal. It also has a social media aspect where you can share your victories and progress with the Jiyo community.
Chopra doesn’t think technology is inherently bad, but the way we engage with it can improve.
“I think technology has created a lot of stress for a lot of people, but that’s not the fault of technology. It’s the fault of the people who use technology.”
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