Being technologically enabled is one thing and being technologically addicted is a whole new story. You should know where to draw the line so that you don’t become an addict.
Technology is very attractive and addictive for sure because it offers feasibility, quickness, and so many other things that one could only dream of until a few years ago. However, there is a need for human contact. Technology can’t replace everything! You might argue that it actually can and it actually does. However, social media networking will not ease your loneliness and online shopping will not give you the pleasure of walking into stores with friends and trying on different types of outfits. Here are tips on using technology wisely and ensuring that it does not become a compulsion for you:
Do Something Over the Weekend
Get out of your home or office and take a trip! Enjoy the weekend by doing something new and different. Go out with your friends or family and make the most out of the two holidays. There are a few websites that give you excellent deals. Book the coupons and take full advantage of affordable weekend trips.
Take Advantage of Technology to Get things Done Quickly
Use technology to research the best places to go to and also to know how to get there quickly. You may be confused between different locations sometimes and technology will easily come to your rescue. Many websites offer inexpensive and excellent car services that you could avail to have an affordable trip.
Give the Phone Up
Now that you know where you are going and how you will get there you should make sure you spend some YOU [read ME] time. Put the phone away! Many people are so addicted to their phones that they type away during dinner, while spending time with friends, and so on. This is downright rude and irritating. During your break you should, thus, make sure you give your phone up and enjoy the moment.
You have to control your emailing, texting, and chatting. Set a few minutes or may a couple of hours aside for all this every day and stick to the schedule. An hour split in two sets for Facebook is more than enough per day.
Go Back to the Olden Days
Go camping and build your own tent. Make fire and cook your own food from the scratch. It is good to go back to your primal instincts every now and then to come back refreshed. You can, of course, use technology to plan your trip but once you decide what you are going to do you should bid farewell to it.
Remember that technology is not a good obsession. You have to keep it limited.
Technology is amazing but you have to know where to draw the line. Don’t let yourself flow with technology because that can be really bad. Take a break from technology regularly and enjoy the pleasures of life.