Do you need to go on a digital diet? Technology is amazing, helping us to accomplish professional and personal tasks online. But like anything else, too much of a good thing can be bad. 

If digitally connecting is the first thing you do in the morning, the last thing you do at night. Or something you do whenever you’re not occupied…or maybe even when you are…like while driving. Yikes! 

Then maybe it’s time to take a break from technology. 

Btw, taking a timeout from technology doesn’t mean going cold turkey. Let’s face it! For many of us, our professional lives depend on being online. And during COVID technology has helped us to stay connected in so many important ways.

It’s that extra-credit stuff. Constantly checking text messages and emails, posting on Instagram, logging on to Facebook and Twitter, perusing Pinterest or newsfeeds…

You know what I’m talking about . . .

If, like me, you’re old enough to remember when personal computers and cell phones were not a part of daily life, I bet you’ll agree that somehow life went on and actually was pretty, darn fun.

#TooMuchTechnology = Time to go on a Digital Diet

Figure out what’s enough (or too much) — and find ways to cut back. It can be as simple as becoming aware of your online patterns, finding ways to modulate time spent, professionally and personally, and then connecting other ways.

My husband is a Internet Security lawyer and depends on lots of screen time. At the end of his workday, he intentionally logs off to play a little guitar. Music soothes the savage attorney. 

When I’m tempted to mindlessly snack on Pinterest or read the latest news on Google, I go on a digital diet…I log off and take a walk in nature (and smell the roses) — or talk to someone (in person). And feel really connected!

You are never too old to log off and connect . . .

Mare