We have the knowledge of the world at our fingertips. We can plan more, do more, and connect better than ever before. The only problem is that with this power so too have our options increased. Now it is a fight to battle through the white noise. How can you find the best things to do and new people to meet when there are hundreds of thousands of people out there vying for your attention through the screen on your phone? Use this guide, and you’ll learn how you can cut through the noise and use your technology to better your everyday life:
Be More Productive
One of the ways technology is hampering your productivity is in how it has changed your brain. Phones, for instance, are just as addictive as any drug, which means we can end up spending hours scrolling a news feed without even noticing. Thankfully just as technology has changed the way we think, so too can it be used to better your productivity. Start first by either deleting the apps that are taking way too much time from your day or by installing another app that will block your access to these sites. For your computer there are programs, plug-ins, and even extensions you can use to block your access to distracting sites, allowing you to be more productive.
From eBooks to podcasts to entire courses online, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to learning every single day. Get into the habit of making your daily commute into a time when you learn something new. If you are driving either listen to an audiobook or podcast, if you are on public transport read, and so on. The more you learn every single day, the better you will feel and the better you will be.
Achieve Your Dreams
If you have dreams that don’t involve your career, don’t let them die out. Instead, use technology to help you achieve your dreams. If you would love to be an author, create a community for yourself that you can then use to either sell your work independently or to get it published in a traditional publishing house. If you want to start your own business, or blog, start one! With the internet, you can start your dreams without a huge capital investment. You just need time and consistent effort.
Have More Fun
The better the break you have, the better you can work later. That’s why you should use productivity-improving apps to help you work better during a 90-minute slot, and then use the same technology to have more fun on your break. This could be by playing casino games on Unibet or watching silly cat videos. The point is to give your mind the break from work it needs so that when you return to work, you can do a better job using less effort.
Technology is neither good nor bad. You can use it to waste all of your time and achieve nothing, or you can use it to better yourself every day. Use these tips, and you can achieve all your dreams and live a more fulfilling life.
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