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44 Affirmations – Affirmations for Technology-Life Balance

By Josie Ong

Affirmations for Technology-Life Balance Thanks Cindy and Asmâa for suggesting this topic!   This is my time to focus on a Technology Life Balance I reflect on what times of day I’m vulnerable to wasting time in technology I recognize my weaknesses when it comes to technology I address where I’m not happy with my use of technology I choose a specific time of the day to check my emails and reply to phone calls I am not reactive to each notification ring, ding or buzz that I get I pace my responses according to the schedule I have set for me My apps are in alignment with my goals When I notice any app taking me off balance, I move it or remove it I have the discipline to put technology away While I may be afraid of missing out on something online, I need to consider what I am missing out on offline I clear time in my schedule to not be in technology So I can be in nature So I can be with myself So I can work on offline life So I can work on my offline goals So I can have a technology-life balance Technology serves my purposes, I don’t serve it’s purposes It doesn’t control me, I control my interaction with technology I am free to check my smartphone at long intervals instead of short ones I train my nervous system to focus on relaxation and not urgency I give myself time to be alone with my thoughts There are so many alternatives to checking my smartphone so much When I feel bored, I have more options than going to my smartphone When I feel lonely, I have more options than going to my smartphone When I have free time, I have more options than just engaging with technology I can stretch my body, take deep breaths, go for a walk, journal, read a book, exercise or make a gratitude list. I can garden, write a poem, paint, hike, scrapbook, visit the library, clean, organize, declutter, repair a household item, dance, sew, ski, surf, swim or build a model train Accessing technology is no longer my default activity I achieve technology - life balance through respecting clear and firm boundaries with my self and with my device   This means I am clear on how I want to manage my time in email, social media, and text messaging and I stick to it I know how to tell myself no and I exercise this daily I recognize where too much tech time hinders my growth and development I carve my own path and stick to it, even when others are glued to their devices I am alive for a purpose and it’s not to have technology rule my life I am a master at setting parameters on my tech use I set myself up for a happy, healthy and productive life by incorporating technology and not falling prey to overloading on technology Not everything needs to be instant And I can exercise discipline, endurance and self-control with any and every incoming message I’ve got great tech-life balance And that helps me stay mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually in shape I am grateful for technology I am grateful I can use it to my advantage and not my disadvantage It is a tool to increase my quality of life I quickly and easily shave the unnecessary If I have anxiety when not being able to access technology, I address it I remind myself it’s okay to just turn it off for a while, I will survive Instead of training my nervous system to be on alert for a notification, I train my nervous system for serenity, relaxation, and mindfulness I foster values of health, safety and balance when engaging with the internet I check in with myself regularly to see where my technology-life balance is at I know how to detach from my phone physically and mentally Technology doesn’t take me for a ride, I take technology for a ride into my goals, my ambitions, my personal development I am a master and role model for technology-life balance I feel fulfilled with how I control when I am online and when I am offline I know what strategies work for me and my technology-life balance I am free to determine how and when I engage with technology I am managing all areas of my life well and this includes technology I am balanced when it comes to health I am balanced when it comes to technology I am living happily, freely and confidently I have technology-life balance Affirmations by Josie Ong Music by Kevin MacLeod "Unwritten Return" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/   Ways to Support Affirmation Pod 1. Leave a Rating or a Rating and Review at AffirmationPod.com/ApplePodcasts 2. 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