So when the Wall Street Journal decided to do this, we wanted to see. They took a different spin and made a video on what is in their bag. After you watch the video, I’d love to hear what you think would be a good addition to have in a bag to have a mobile office.
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.
Did you know that it’s been 10 years since the mobile app market first launched? Crazy, right?
Do you wanna to know what’s even crazier?
The average person now spends 121 hours a month using apps (a month has a total of about 730 hours).
It’s crazy to me to think that something that didn’t exist 10 years ago, now plays such a huge part in our daily lives.
Where are all my Android people out there? For those that do not know, I am an Android fan for more than one reason. I’ll be honest, I’ve watched the video and while there is satire here (which makes him SO VERY fun to watch), there is so much truth in this. So, can I make the claim Linus Tech Tips agrees Android is better? It is definitely entertaining!
I don’t really care about the customization or a couple other features he talks about. Surprisingly, the file system is important and the open software is something I really do support. But the built-in Google Assistant? Yeah, that rocks.
But I still have one other thing to bring to life as I hoped to at the beginning of the year: Instagram Takeovers.
I saw a quote recently that said. “When the phone was tied with a wire- Humans were free.”
Free from smartphones that is.
John Green quit social media, partially freeing himself, and in this video he shares not only what he did to help him quit, but how it’s honestly been going.
This video actually makes me want to quit social media too, because I know I’m addicted to some degree. The only reasons I wouldn’t, are that I have lots of people across the globe whom I keep in contact with through social media, and the other reason would be, well, that I’m addicted.