A guide to getting back the time our devices take from us
In this article on “Medium”, author Scott Greer, really hits home with this article “How do we stop technology addiction?”
In my practice at Becker Counseling, I see this all the time. A couple feels that they can no longer communicate because one or the other is constantly on social media. Or one partner has found “evidence” of cheating on the other’s digital device. So how do we stop it?
Check out this interesting read on Medium– about how these platforms and apps are designed to be addictive.
In the meantime, here are some recommendations from Scott Greer: “track your smartphone habits. Use apps that make you feel better about yourself. Turn off unnecessary notifications. Hold yourself accountable. Set boundaries with your children. As adults, we must accept and understand our own addiction before we can encourage or expect more mindful behavior from our children. Easier said than done, but more important now than ever before.”
Sounds like a good plan to me.