If you find yourself wasting hours using your electronic devices day after day after day, always wishing you hadn’t, always regretting the fact that you’ll never get that time back, getting sucked into endless social media rabbit holes, suffering from sore eyes and neck pain - but feel there is nothing you can do about it...your electronic device habits are probably on autopilot. It’s time to turn off the digital autopilot and time to take control of the wheel.
The really devastating part about leaving your devices on autopilot, especially when it comes to your social media accounts, is that you don't even notice how much they are controlling you half the time. You just downloaded the apps and left the default settings on. Next thing you know, you are getting flooded with emails, red dot notifications and bings and buzzes. You're getting disrupted 24/7. While many people live day in and day out on autopilot (which is truly sad), the way to truly have healthy electronic device habits is to be totally aware and proactive when it comes to using your devices. So, how do you do that?
Finally, if you are on digital autopilot you have to ask yourself who you want to be in control…the social media app companies, your email inbox, Netflix or YOU! If you feel like your life is out of balance. It's either too stressful, too complicated, too boring, or you have surrendered your life to the "routine". Take some time this week and really think about your relationship with your electronic devices. How can you take control? Make them less visible? AND maybe you’ll get a little bit of your life back?
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Until next month folks,
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