What would you do without your technology?
You might be saying, ‘I need technology and it’s a part of life. How will I be in touch with my spouse, kids, parents, friends, work, the world?!’ You’re right! Trust me, I can’t get away from technology unless you pry me away (thankfully, no one has done that yet!). And yet, it can clutter up my life no matter how much I love it. One thing’s for sure; I get overwhelmed by all the information coming in all the time. Sometimes I can’t even think for myself anymore.
While we can’t say no to technology (unless you move to Amish country), here’s an easy tip for clearing the technology clutter:
In the book, ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’, Tim Ferris has a policy of checking email only twice a day at 12:00pm and 4:00pm. I personally like to check my apps every few hours when I have some downtime. You can pick a schedule that works for you or just check intermittently. Whatever the case is, catch up on your own time and leisure.
Use this rule of thumb, if it’s critical, leave it on. If not, turn it off until you can really enjoy it. This gives you room to breathe and gives the people you’re communicating with your full love and attention.
In case you want a scientific reason for this: Clifford Nass, a professor at Stanford University, says today's nonstop multitasking actually wastes more time than it saves—and he says there's evidence it may be killing our concentration and creativity too.
Don’t die. Turn Off Notifications.
To A Life Beyond Measure,
The Life Engineer
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