How to Overcome Stress From Technology

IPods, iPads, Blackberries, DVRs, Kindles and more – all sorts of cool tech.

 

As the technology age continues to explode, something interesting explodes with it. Stress.

 
With the increase in technology, there should have been an increase in the ease of our ability to live our daily lives. However, instead of making our lives easier and less stressful, we find ourselves in bondage to the stress of technology.
 

Easier or more stressful?

 
Everywhere you go, people are pasted onto technology like what is now called Crackberry. Life is more crowded and people are more stressful than ever.
 
While technology is able to make our lives easier, it is the abuse of technology that causes stress. For example, high speed internet helps you get important information in seconds. However, indulging in spending hours on the computer in the black hole of the Internet leads to pressure from technology that is growing steadily.
 
Although you risk stress from misusing technology, you do not need to return to the Ice Age. There are things you can do to prevent technology from taking control of your life.
 

Symptoms of stress from technology

 
Yes, it is easy to indulge in spending endless hours packaging yourself with technology. Browsing the web, chatting for hours on Twitter or Facebook, and watching a YouTube video one by one are examples.
 
Excessive use of technology can cause problems such as headache, eye problems, and sleep deprivation. These physical symptoms lead to an accumulation of responsibilities, the breakdown of family relations and poor performance at work.
 

So how can you fix it so that technology doesn’t rule your life?

 

Determine what is best for your life

 
Just because the latest technology gadget is available for sale does not mean that you have to buy it. What works for one person does not mean that it will work for your life.
 
A family might find DVR recording indispensable because they can easily control what their children watch on TV. In another case, one male who has a DVR might be able to become a couch potato.
 
Some people’s lives have become easier with the iPhone. Others find that this latest form of phone technology is causing them unnecessary pressure. So, before investing in the latest and latest technology, determine whether it will fit your lifestyle and whether it will make your life easier or more complicated.
 

Set some limits

 
Simply set time limits when using technology. Kitchen timers work very well to remind you when to checkout your computer, TV or high-tech gaming system.
 
Suppose you set one hour on your computer or TV. Hold on to it. Once the timer runs out, turn off everything so you don’t be tempted to exceed your time.
 

Create technology-free zones

 
There should be specific places in your home where they are completely separate from technology like the bathroom and dinner table.
 
Additionally, disconnect technology from certain areas of your home, set specific times when technology is out of commission. Perhaps you can limit the hour before bed where you are just reading (an actual book not online) or playing cards.
 
Whatever time you want in the day, setting limits on the use of technology will allow you to relax and rest. Consciously disengaging also strengthens strong links with your friends and family, while reducing your stress levels.
 
Technology can be your greatest source of help or your greatest stress. Find the right way to use technology wisely, and you won’t find yourself fighting the stress of technology.

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