“Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features, and cars with dashboard systems worth of the space shuttle.” – James Surowiecki
I want to be abundantly clear about how technology works. When it comes to the gadgets, use them instead of it using you.
7-Day Technology Turnaround
Make a list of your technology annoyances. I’m talking waking up and staying glued to your phone when you can be much more productive. Most people have their phones bedside when they go to sleep and it’s the first thing they pick up in the morning. That’s considered to be an annoyance.
On top of that – TV’s. Most Americans spend so much time watching TV everyday. For example, sports enthusiasts on Sunday could sit in front of the TV for up to 9 hours watching artificial events on TV.
Compile your list. Once you do so, begin tackling the cleanup process. Example, charge your phone outside your bedroom and put an alarm clock on within your bedroom – set the time, too, for when you want to wake up.
Limit yourself to TV hours. I’m talking about writing down how many hours you actually watch TV a day and begin taking an hour off as time goes on. Take the micro steps, not macro.
Look at any other annoyances that hinder your production in the morning and the evening.
I know some people can’t even go shopping, out to dinner, or on vacation without their cell phones going off. I’ve seen people in 5 different countries who sit at restaurants while tapping their phone and not conversing amongst each other. This trend is growing worldwide.
In addition to annoyances, let’s talk about the low-information diet. How many of you turn on the news every morning within the first hour of your day? A lot of people would say, “I need to be informed,” but you don’t have to be INUNDATED!
What are your feelings after watching the news? When you get to work, what’s the topic of discussion every morning? Does it revolve around how productive you were, or something that happened over night. Car crashes, robberies, politics, natural disasters?
Try not turning on the NEWS for once in the morning and see how you feel when you get to work. Instead of bringing up “circle of concern” type conversations, bring up something you’re grateful for or looking forward to.
Michael Bernard Beckwith once said, “you’re going to have to taking some heavy digestive enzymes to digest what you see on TV. Instead of watching television, how about “tell a vision.”
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9626352