First and foremost, technology has enabled so many positive interactions in both work and personal situations. However, when does technology become too much?
We also need to appreciate that technology is an integral part of all our lives - so finding ways to do it sensibly, similar to our diets for example, is an important part of our daily routine - for adults and our future generations. (In fact it may be more important to establish sustainable long term routines for our children as technology will be an ever present factor in their lives).
When we think of technology usage we should consider more than just our phones, but also ipads, laptops, TV's and time spent gaming.
Too much technology could be having the following impact
Tech Addiction is linked to depression and anxiety.
Technology can undoubtedly help keep friends and family connected if they live far apart and can also facilitate social interactions in some instances (in COVID lockdown in our case as a family).
Ultimately, if you think your work or personal life, finances or social interactions are affected by your time on technology - then you are probably spending too much time on it.
Quitting social media has, for example been seen to have a positive impact when trying to manage stress and anxiety whilst also improving mood and sleep.
Do you do any or some of the following...
A bit like coffee or alcohol - maybe cutting back rather than stopping all together is more realistic. Similarly, reducing your tech use may be more realistic