Human life is just too engaged with the high-tech world in this digital era. It would appear that the more technological advancements that have been made available to us with the promise that they will make our lives easier by keeping us informed, the more stressed out we have become.

People are seen carrying their phones with them as they leave their homes, operating motor vehicles while reading their emails, and walking down the street while messaging another person.

You should be aware that there are advantages and disadvantages associated with not having complete knowledge right now.

It sure would be wonderful if you could go down the street to your neighborhood shop without having to constantly look where you’re going.

When you pass by, why don’t you stop for a moment to appreciate the birds, the insects, and the trees? What a simple pleasure we have come to take for granted: being able to travel in your automobile and take in the scenery as you go.

There are occasions when we are attempting to communicate with one person while simultaneously texting another. People no longer give you their full attention like they used to. We now live in an age where we are constantly doing more than one thing at the same time.

Detaching yourself from the system for short periods of time can be a highly effective way to reduce stress, provided that you don’t let the unknown cause you to get anxious.

In order to maintain a low-tech lifestyle in this high-tech world or society, there are two things that we need to do.

1. Do not let yourself be swayed by the excitement. You are not required to upgrade on every occasion. Believe it or not, the technology that we have can survive for years and years, and most of the time, our requirements do not alter all that significantly to warrant buying the latest technology anyhow.

2. Recognize that there is and will always be something better than what you have now; thus, learn to be content with what you have rather than focusing on what you don’t.

When we first wake up in the morning, before we chat to our significant other, we check our electronic devices, such as our smartphones and tablets.

Before we even acknowledge the presence of our partners, we may fire off a short email, check the forecast, and peruse the headlines. Before, there would be time for conversation right before we would leave the house, but today all we ever hear is, “I’m running late, I have to go.”

There is no denying that living in our high-tech culture has its perks, and there are some advancements in technology that really make life something to look forward to.

On the other hand, all of this technology has a cost associated with it. As a result of our efforts to connect to everything and everyone at the same time, our connections often wind up being on three or five, rather than the more personal one-on-one.

We are unable to flee the high-tech world in which we already reside, nor should we make an effort to do so. However, we should make an effort to determine which forms of technology are necessary and which are superfluous.

Let’s keep in touch with our families and friends, but let’s also make sure we don’t stop appreciating the little things in life. Let’s take charge of our technology rather than allow it to control us.

Let’s take pleasure in the weather — the sun, the rain, the breeze — while simultaneously taking pleasure in our loved ones and the technology that helps us stay connected to them.

Let’s make an effort to determine which technological devices will provide us with the equilibrium that will actually make it possible for us to live a low-tech lifestyle in a high-tech environment.

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