How often are you in your own digital world? Not only that, but how often do you remember to live in the real world?
This less-than-two-minute video is a good reminder that always being ‘on’ does affect us, and we need to intentionally and seriously know when and how to be ‘off’. We need tech-boundaries.
I found that turning off all notifications helps me create tech-boundaries. When I sit down to scroll Instagram, I want it to be because I chose to and not because I got a post notification. Whenever I reply to text messages, I want to do so because I know I’ve got the mental and emotional energy to do so; instead of sending off immediate, impulsive, and thoughtless replies. When I turned off notifications, I felt immediately like I owned my phone instead of my phone owning me.