Is the Information Technology Age a gift or a burden? It's up to you. Sensory overload is not the Digital Age's fault.
Last weekend, I lost my iPhone in the Shenandoah Mountains. Although I value it tremendously and even rely on it, after getting over the initial annoyance, I felt a sense of peace. Just before losing it, I recall smiling and showing my friend the “out of service” signal. Many of us can relate to feeling as though being inaccessible and not being able to subject ourselves to sensory overload is a rare luxury. (For the record: I love being contacted by clients and family/friends, so that is not the message here. I’ll never get too much email in those categories.)
This hot topic is on the hearts and minds of most people with smart phones, internet/email heavy jobs, and active social media accounts. First, we’ll examine it as the gift. Second, we will examine it as a burden. Third, we will talk about how to convert it from a burden to a gift when we suffer from information and accessibility overload and then maintain the gift. CLICK HERE to Keep Reading