When Tech Equals Stress

There is one thing in this world you simply can’t get away from and that is stress. Regardless if you have a long commute to work or make a living from a home office, life is full of situations that may increase your anxiety. The good news is you can find numerous high-tech devices to help make your day better. However, having too many of these can cause additional stress if you aren’t savvy and smart with the technology. Knowing some of the reasons this can occur and realizing when it’s time to cut back on technology is beneficial to anyone wanting a life of low stress.

Communicating too Frequently

Do you feel many of your waking moments are spent checking emails, text messages and social accounts? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people jump out of bed and get online to see what may be waiting in their inbox.

It’s easier than ever to keep track of others because of the internet and social media. However, spending too much time talking to people online rather than in person may create a significant amount of unnecessary stress.

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you may need to start to scale back on paying too much attention to technology:

  1. Are you so busy checking texts or emails that you ignore your family?
  2. Do you think it’s more important to post on social media than it is to relax?
  3. Are you continually looking for tweets or updates rather than getting your work done?
  4. Do you usually avoid doing your job because you’d prefer to be looking online?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need to reduce your Internet usage.