Too much technology!

Posted on February 23, 2012


too much technologyTechnology has touched all of our lives and in many ways, has improved them. These days I think there’s too much emphasis on technology. A recent example drove this point home for me.

How do you know that you have too much technology in your life?

1. You are stiff and sore at the end of the day.

Sadly, this isn’t because I’ve been exercising intensely, it’s because I sit hunched over a computer screen for hours on end.

2. Hours go by and you haven’t accomplished much.

I’m a go-getter and I love getting things done! My morning schedule is good and productive:

**wake up early (can we say 4:30 am?)
**eat a healthy breakfast
**exercise intensely for 90 minutes
**spend an hour in quiet reflection and meditation.

Now I should be ready to take on the day, right? Well, before I know it, it’s dark outside and I haven’t accomplished much. This is not a good thing.

3. Feeling brain dead at the end of the day.

There’s nothing like the tired, yet exhilarated feeling after being outdoors all day. There’s also nothing like the relief after having a busy and productive day.

After staring at a computer screen for hours, my brain is frozen.

How about you? Are you aware when a technology “tool” becomes more than a means to an end, but an all encompassing activity?

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