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Digital Discipline Push notifications, information overload and people’s expectations can impact you in ways you may not have considered. If any of these 10 statements resonate with you, it’s time to make adjustments. * “Digital technologies have made it more difficult for me to say on task and devote sustained attention. This interferes with my work productivity.” * “I can’t seem to get my brain to calm down and focus. It is all over the place. I can’t concentrate. I just start thinking about what I’m going to do next.” * “Increased isolation is a negative effect I feel in my life; the time I spend using digital technologies could well be spent in other more creative and productive ways.” * “I am becoming increasingly aware of the way constant access to digital forms of communication can be overwhelming.” * “It has become an ever-present overhang on all aspects of life. There is no escape.” * “The rise of hatred, the manipulation of politics and so on – these are not distant events with no personal impact.” * “One major impact is the overall decrease in short-term memory, and … what was the question?” * “Digital technology radically increases expectations for instantaneous responses. This is unhealthy.” * “It has become harder to take your eyes off a screen to enjoy life as it’s happening.” * “Alone together - I’m in the company of others but we’re more focused in digital devices than engaging one another.” | Fairygodboss
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Great thank you for sharing!
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You’re welcome!!
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Yes - disabling / muting most notifications helps me stay focused.
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I love it Kristine!! I even delay responses that don’t require my immediate attention. I have to be intentional as it relates to my time, energy and mental space. Most of the emails and text messages I receive aren’t things that can’t wait.
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The first thing that I do when I install an app on my phone is to disable push notifications and alerts. It doesn't completely curb the urge to be "always-on" but it helps to minimize distractions.
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I do as well! Push notifications, alerts, etc. can become too much if we’re not careful. I recently enabled push notifications for the Bible app though, which is strengthening me from the inside out and is something I need in this current season.
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I have experienced much of the same. I too, have had to limit my social media & TV news time. I've found calm from walking in my neighborhood with my dog, working in my garden or hiking in a local park.
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Yes Elizabeth! Peace, calm, tranquility and happiness - the things we must make room for in our lives.
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Thanks for sharing this! Screen overload is real, even for someone self-employed, like me. I have finally been giving myself mid-day time off-screen for taking a walk or tending to my garden. Helps me concentrate better.
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You’re welcome Susan. Each of us has to be mindful of what our capacity is for everything right now - which includes too much digital.