Are your Powering Off or Powering ON?
Do you take your laptop on vacation? Do you take your smartphone or your ipad/ Tablet? Harris Interactive reported that one-third of vacationers take their laptops on vacation. During a Sunday meal at a restaurant recently, I observed a man sitting with his family talking on his smartphone — obviously about business. He was not happy neither was his family!
Harris Interactive reported that one-third of vacationers on their laptops on vacation . How grateful I was for my smartphone when I came across a young student stalled on a bus stop without one , and I could immediately get help . How convenient it is on vacation to use the Internet to explore the options for entertainment in the area on a rainy afternoon , and get directions to find it Easily . How comforting to know that my family can reach me in an emergency or something to celebrate! – regardless of where I am in the world .
The same can be said for my colleagues . Repeatedly I have emphasized that you can control the things you can control , so you can cope with the things you can not . In the complex world in which we live , especially with the level of connectivity available , it is easy to fall into the trap of feeling we are victims of other people . I cringe when someone complains about having to answer their cell phone .
If you don’t want to be reached , you can power off . If you-have to be reachable Because your job requires it , Then The issue IAM May be in the right job? Or ,have you just trained people that you are available here .Connectivity can be addictive . My daughter , who is in counseling , reminded me that an addiction is something that reduces the quality of your life and the people around you .
My passion is helping individuals and organizations create and sustain a productive environment so everyone can do their work and enjoy their lives .When used appropriately , enable your work and enable you to play . It can also undermine your priorities at work , destroy your health ,and poison your relationships when used inappropriately . The issue is not about your phone or your cell phone on 24/7 .
The question is whether your choice is improving or diminishing your life and the lives of the people around you .