10 Cures For TechnoStress
It's true: several of us (make that all of us) at Remodelista live on our laptops. And when we're not blogging, we're texting, and when we're not texting, we're catching up with our reading on the iPad. Is it time for us to reassess our technology habits? Yes.
Notes that a master of mindfulness, SF writer Ashton, states that approaching technology with the right mind will make us more efficient and happy thinkers. She quotes the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, saying “If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Several mindfulness strategies employed daily will put you in the right state. You should review where you have spent your time at the end of each day, reflecting specifically on what you accomplished and making yourself responsible for poorly spent hours. Throughout the work day, make yourself aware of what you are feeling, mind and body.
Taking frequent breaks helps you to accomplish more. Inevitably you are forced to wait on things throughout the day, which could cause stress. Use the spare time to think and reflect deeply, and you boost mental awareness. If you work with purpose by doing one task at a time, you produce more efficiently than dividing yourself among tasks.
Even though you may feel pressured to speed up, slowing down in order to work methodically pays off in the long run, while easing stress. When possible, reduce environmental stimulation to help you focus, turning off things that beep, buzz, and vibrate.
Pause before you respond either verbally or electronically to allow your mind to fully think things through, avoiding damage that will cost time and stress to remedy down the road.
You feel pressure to be available around the clock, but establishing firm boundaries for your down time rejuvenates and allows for recovery.
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Source is ReadWrite.com
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