Online addiction? Really? Yes – it seems that we really do often develop an addiction to being online. Constantly searching, constantly “clicking” – for what?
Tony Schwartz has a good article on online addiction and some steps you can take to battle that tendency. Click here to read the full article. The more time we spend online, the less productive and creative that we are which diminishes our lives.
Tony suggests the following:
1. Lead yourself not into temptation. Instead, consciously choose times to turn off your technology entirely.
2. Carry a notebook with you throughout your workday. Download any ideas that come to you as quickly as possible —
3. Between meetings and obligations, take some time to breathe deeply — You’ll feel calmer, and you’ll be better able to focus.
4. Take a 15- to 20-minute nap between 1 and 4 p.m. — especially on days when you’ve not gotten sufficient sleep and you find yourself dragging.
5. Designate and put in your calendar specific times each week to think reflectively, creatively, and/or strategically.
Some good suggestions. My question for you – Is technology a tool or is it your master?