Everyone today is extremely blessed to live in a generation with the level of modern technology that exists today. Technology allows us to have instant access to information, provides us with the ability to connect and stay connected with others unlike ever before, you can create a business, check the weather, play games, watch movies, pay your bills, order groceries, buy clothes, listen to music, check your schedule, and the list goes on and on. We should appreciate and take time to be thankful each day for the ability and ease technology provides us all. Now if we use technology to push us forward towards achieving our hopes, dreams, and goals it is positive.
When technology begins to go from being your best friend to your worst enemy is when this amazing tool becomes all consuming taking away from what matters most in your life, maybe that is your health, family, happiness, etc. When technology is used as a distraction to dealing with and coping with struggles. When technology is used most often as a HUGE WASTE OF TIME scrolling on social media or comparing your life to others. When technology rules your mind. When technology takes you away from the present moment or you focus so much on your next social media post you do not get to enjoy what is happening right in front of you. When technology becomes an obsession. This shift happens when technology goes from improving your life immensely to ruining your life and most people do not even realize it is happening!
So focus on what is important, be more mindful, use technology as a tool and NOT as a way to escape life. One strategy for example is to literally schedule time for social media. This way you ONLY check it during this time of the day and set a limit to the amount of time allotted. Figure out the ways you will utilize technology to achieve your goals and write them down. Schedule them in so there is no time or energy put into wasting time online, putting yourself down with comparisons, reading misinformation researching nonsense online, or scrolling through pages shopping endlessly online never to actually buy what is in your cart.
Allow technology to be your best friend, supporter, teacher, guide, positive influence and you will forever be grateful for the POWER OF TECHNOLOGY and how tr