Choose to Take Control of Your Digital Life
This is part 3/5 in my Digital Wellbeing series. This series was once part of a Digital Wellbeing coaching program I designed. Now it’s right here, for you, for free. Enjoy!
Why is that something we want?
If we don’t take control over our devices, they’ll happily take control over us.
“We‘re a species that‘s facing some it‘s greatest challenges in recorded history. And we‘ve got a whole bunch of people staring into their phones all day. We really need the distracted geniuses among us to rise to the occasion. We have some stuff to deal with as a species. Wether it‘s ‘How are we gonna feed everyone on this planet?’ or ‘What are we going to do about climate change?’. We need our best minds working on this. We really need all of our minds taking responsibility for what‘s going on in the world that allows us to live. But we‘re so busy, checking if someone liked our post… about the food we ate last night.” Giancarlo Pitocco
Mastering anything means mastering your attention. Mastering your attention requires mastering your relationship to technology.
- Mind, Body, Soul, Tech
Our devices are an extension of ourselves. Taking care of this part of ourselves is essential to our well-being, in all areas of life.
- How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives
Instead of living a life controlled by the demands of your devices, you can use them to create the life you want to live. Technology should serve your best interests, not the other way around.
- A Question & an Act of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is about noticing how you are just consciousness, the space in which thoughts, feelings, sensations appear. To not notice that, is to simply be lived by them. In the same way, because our attention is in such intimate relation to our screens, if we don’t notice how they influence our behavior, we will simply be lived by them. Our lives will go according to it’s creators preferences, paying attention to whatever keeps our attention the best.
- We All Have The Power To Transform, How We Use Technology