Technology has transformed the way we live, work, and communicate drastically. Even though it has brought a drastic change and improved our lives in a variety of ways, it has not been all positive. As an old proverb says, “Too much of anything is good for nothing,” the extensive usage of technology brings many disasters to humankind. For example, the blue light your smartphone emits can negatively impact your sleep quality. Not only that, the extensive use of social media reduces your self-esteem and increases anxiety.
This article discusses a few points regarding how to have a healthy relationship with technology.
- Keep yourself away
As far as possible, keep yourself away from social media as it has been found to have a real impact on your mental well-being. You have to control what you see when you scroll as well. Otherwise, you will end up wasting your precious time and energy. And the saddest part is that you might not even remember what you were looking at. Therefore, be on alert and more conscious about how you interact with technology.
Have you ever noticed that the moment you have heard the notification tone your hand will immediately try to reach your smartphone? This indicates the fact that how technology has enslaved you. That is why it is very important for you to keep yourself away from technology.
- Don’t let technology to control you
You should always remember the fact that technology is for you. You are not for technology. You must know how you can control the technology before it controls you. You can use apps like ‘Moment’ to monitor your smartphone and receive the update of your usage habits. Having that information in your hand, you will know what tools and apps are your real problem area and can focus in on that first. Once you are aware of your usage, you will be more careful because awareness is a significant part of creating a healthy relationship with technology.
- Use only when it is necessary
If you use the technology only when it is necessary, the technology will always be a blessing. If you overuse, it will be your enemy. Are you aware of the things what that enemy will bring in your life? It will bring frustration, inferiority complex, self-pity, sleeplessness, black circle below your eyes, tiredness, and many more. It will put you always in a sleepy state. Avoid overuse. As already pointed out, too much of anything is good for nothing.
If you consider your health as the most important thing in the world, then you should cultivate a healthy relationship with technology. Avoid overuse, don’t let technology to control you, and keep it far from you as far as you can. What is more important in this world other than your health? Isn’t it?