Class 12 student in Indore releases book on gadget de-addiction
Any smartphone-addict student, who is helpless in losing sleep because of social media, may find 17-year-old Palak Garg’s book on gadget de-addiction useful.indore Updated: Sep 13, 2016 11:34 IST
Any smartphone-addict student, who is helpless in losing sleep because of social media, may find 17-year-old Palak Garg’s book on gadget de-addiction useful.
Launched at Daly College (DC) on Monday, the book “Meet Yourself” by Garg suggests yoga as the solution to the problem, discusses its symptoms and ways to tackle the same. Garg herself was addicted to smartphones and devised a way to considerable lessen attention towards gadgets by practicing a few asanas and self-determination.
Palak, who earned her certificate of international yoga instructor in April this year, too was a gadget addict a while back. It took her time to self-analyze her addiction, following which she de-addict herself.
“My mother used to get furious every time she caught me using my cell phone during bed time or after waking up in the morning. One day, when she did not say a word, I thought something was wrong. Thinking of gadget addiction, I looked for its symptoms only to find out that I was also an addict,” said Palak,a class 12 student at Daly College.
Palak then read up about the after effects of gadget addiction. Claiming to be the youngest international yoga instructor who had completed her course from Ujjain Yog Life Society, Palak started meditating, doing asanas and soon got rid of the addiction.
“Fifty percent of the addiction is solved through the first step of self-realization. Social media is the biggest contributor to gadget addiction, which if becomes severe, can lead to suicidal tendencies. Everyone should self-analyze about the extent of using gadgets and whether the usage is constructive or not,” said Palak.
Aspiring to pursue to business management, Palak says she had considerably reduced her addiction. “Apart from lack of focus, migraine, restlessness, weak eye sight and anxiousness, gadget addiction can cause health issues and stoke depression too,” added Palak.