Technology can help you connect with more people, but it can also create stress. Tech-based stress can affect your health and relationships. Many people find it hard to turn off their phones or stop checking messages. Dependence on technology can become an addiction.
In this fast-paced world, using tech is often a must. But what can you do to stop the stress that comes from it?
1. Notice the issues. The first step is to realize how much you depend on technology and determine what, exactly, is causing the stress.
2. Make a list of your tech tools. Once you’ve realized that tech stress is an issue, making a list of all the tools you use can help you regain control.
3. Clean up your connections. Go through all of your social media accounts and inboxes to disconnect with people who cause you additional stress.
4. Make a plan. Use your list to focus only on the devices and tools that are essential.
5. Create reasonable expectations. If you’re addicted to checking your messages every hour, it will take more time to reduce tech-based stress. It’s important to have realistic expectations and avoid putting too much pressure on yourself to change fast.
Pay attention to how technology affects you. Evaluating how much you depend on tech tools and making some changes in your daily routines with these tools can give you a better sense of control and reduce your stress.