Today, the digital world is nearly all-encompassing. It permeates almost every aspect of our lives and sways our day-to-day decision making. Technology has improved life in many ways, but it’s also created huge amounts of information for people process each day. This has brought about an increase of “digital anxiety” across society in recent years.
Technology has evolved exponentially over the last 50 years. The human brain has evolved over many millennia. Is it any wonder that many of us experience some sort of technology related anxiety?
Think about it – how much of your waking life is digital, and how does your digital life affect you? Whether you envision this “digital life” as an insidious intrusion or as an enlightened step forward, we do need to be prepared to engage at a pace that is comfortable for each of us.
Unless technology is your livelihood, rapid technology changes are always leaving you feel “left behind.” And here’s a secret – even for those of us in the business, the amount and breadth of learning is insurmountable.
Since your real life is intertwined with your digital life, bad habits in one can affect the other. For example, over-use of technology can lead to sedentary behavior, nutritional problems, and physical ailments. On the contrary, a physical or mental ailment can also contribute to bad digital habits.
Relieving your technology anxiety starts by finding someone who can explain it to you in simple terms, with compassion and understanding.
Technology is a means to an end. True happiness and contentment are only achieved when you use technology to meet your life goals, rather than letting it interfere with them.