Technology should improve your life… not become your life.

pexels designecologist 1779487“Technology should improve your life… not become your life.” Billy Cox 

You don’t realize how technology runs your life until you get away from it – even for a short while.

I had the opportunity to give a keynote speech in Puerto Rico in May of 2019, so my husband and I decided to turn it into a cruise vacation as well. Because I didn’t want to lug my computer around the ship with me, I left it at home – for a total of two weeks! I don’t think my computer and I have ever been apart that long!

Also, because I’m too cheap to pay for the ship’s wi-fi package, I was without phone access to the internet while we were out to sea.

It was really weird for the first few days, but I adjusted. I knew my awesome Assistant, Katy, would take care of anything critical, and I was able to use my phone for one purpose – to take lots of pictures and videos! It was a nice break!

We don’t often have the opportunity to escape technology very often, but taking a short break is refreshing.  Leaving your phone off at a movie is not an option, but what about making a conscious effort to leave it off while you’re at a restaurant and just enjoy the company of the people you’re actually with?

Don’t get me wrong, I love my technology – and I also enjoy the freedom of letting it go for awhile.



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