HOW TO BE MORE MINDFUL with Your Technology Use
The Digital Self
The Digital Self is the term I use for our online presence. For some people, at one end of the scale, it’s a relatively honest extension of our day-to-day lives, composed of snapshots of designs seen in the foam of our cappuccino. At the dishonest end of the spectrum, there are people whose online existence is a complete falsehood, people pursuing online romance under a totally false identity or Photoshopping every picture. For our mental, physical, and emotional health, we want to represent our true selves and be authentic. Follow accounts and read things that lift you up rather than bring you down or cause insecurity.
We can do this with the help of these three tips on how to be more mindful of our technology use:
A Moment of Mindfulness
Unplug with Awareness
Using technology with mindfulness will help you throughout the day to stop “doing” and come back to your natural state of “being.” With practice, you’ll condition yourself to live more and more in a state of mindful awareness. Rather than letting your digital activities distract you from life, let them become gentle guides that direct you back to living it with purpose and meaning.