Make Technology as Your Servant, Not Your Master
As the world evolves, technology has been also advancing its phase. Technology nowadays is almost ‘the way of living for some people. This word is contextually connected with computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices that enable access to the internet. People are leaning to technology for this has influenced and changed how the world runs – whether through business or educational matters. However, this can also be the source of bad habits such as fraud, predators, and other unseemingly content on social media.
It has been said that technology is becoming a great servant but a bad master to this generation. With such, it is vital to help and guide younger ones to manage the use of technology. In addition to that, adults and older ones also need to be pragmatic in using technology – whether this is still helping them or hampering them from their state of productivity.
To have a self-assessment of how you are doing with technology, here are some pinpoints for you to contemplate:
- Turn off notifications during breaks and days off. This will help us regain our strength and reduce stress. Disconnecting ourselves with any form of technology for a while can give satisfaction to our well-being.
- Be Mindful of Your Time Spent in Social Media. We need to set limitations in exposing ourselves to social media. We can maybe manage to check in just a bit of time on social media for social purposes. We need to make sure that we are not letting this control us in no time.
- Use the Organic Way for Setting Alarms. Old is gold indeed. We can still find alarm clocks in many stores and can still use them to wake us up in the morning. This could probably have louder sounds compared to phones, and more importantly – this works longer than phones which need to be charged after using in just a few hours. An old-fashioned alarm clock is one of the best ways to take away radiation from our bodies.
- Slip Away Phones After Work. Most of the work is now technology-based so it is much better to resist using phones or watching television after work. Slipping away from technology for at least two hours before sleeping is a good practice.
- Do Not Attend Any Technology-Based Habits in Spending Time with Loved Ones. Having quality time with loved ones is an important thing and it is very rare to set time with them these days, especially if you are a full-time worker. Pay respect to them by engaging with fun talks and games. Build a strong connection with them and make memories out of those.