Technology has now become a way of life. Things have changed dramatically over time, and different social networks, text messages and mobile phones have embedded themselves deeply in our lives. The internet can be being used to look up virtually anything and find an answer to your question. But with the rise of the internet and social media, there are concerns that these things might be negatively impacting our lives and mind.
Here are some of the practices and techniques that one can use to maintain a healthy digital lifestyle:
Follow those who inspire you
Surround yourself with things and people who have qualities that influences you positively. Surround your digital life with those who motivate you, teach you something new or who makes you feel good about yourself. This way the time spend digitally is not wasted and you get to maintain a healthy digital lifestyle.
Mingle with those who challenge you
Step outside your comfort zone and follow those who have rationally new ideas. Expose yourself to new risks and challenges so that you can learn something new or develop a different perspective about something. This way you are not stuck at one place and find yourself more knowledgeable and insightful.
Digital declutter can be anything from replying your emails or deleting your old photos taking up excessive storage. The act of digital decluttering has the same effects on you as your physical decluttering. Take out some time now and then to declutter digitally. This destresses you and makes you feel happier.
Be open to learning something new
There is nothing like excessive knowledge. Make sure to keep learning something new so that you can keep your mind fresh and up your skills along the way. You can learn different skills such as photo editing, do math homework, developing programs or a completely new language; the opportunities are unlimited!
Spend your time sustainably and strategically
Spend your time like you would spend your money. And as with money, invest your time in a way that you know when to do what. If you spend 2 hours seeing a video on football and it helped you learn something new, then those 2 hours were not wasted. It is important to ponder where you spend your time digitally and then see how that makes you feel about that time spend. It is always important to get a value and good experience from the time spend online.
To maintain your well-being in today’s digital life, you should be proactive, aware, and mindful of how you use technology and what you gain when you spend your time digitally. Digital tools are not only used to solve day to day tasks but also help improve the well-being and social connectedness.
People must come up with more responsible approaches when spending time online, such as setting a time limit, spreading positivity, blocking the hate, and learning something new. In conclusion, it is important to maintain a healthy digital lifestyle and relationship with technology.
Warren James is the lead editor for Diving Daily. Warren has written for many publications including the New York Daily News, Vanity Fair and Yahoo. Warren is based in New York city and covers issues affecting local communities. In addition to following the day-to-day life of the Big Apple, Warren also has a passion for martial arts.