Technology can make our work and our lives much more efficient, but it can easily do the opposite and distract from work and life too.
We live in an era of unprecedented technological growth. Every day it seems there is another application or device that promises to make work better, life easier, and us happier.
There is some truth in this; if used right, technology can greatly increase our productivity, and help build new connections and skills. Yet we must remember, it actually is designed to be addictive. There are books, courses and conferences dedicated to getting you hooked.
To be effective in our work, we must be purposeful in how we use technology. As someone in the tech industry, I have been aware of this for years, but I still struggle with it daily.
Not to be overcome, I have adopted a number of strategies to manage and balance my tech usage. I hope they can be of benefit to you as well.
Again, technology is not bad, it’s simply a tool. Make sure you are using it, and it isn’t using you. Don’t let tech distract you from our greater call to do good work and engage with others.
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