It would appear that the more gadgets we've that were all touted as being able to de-stress us by keeping us current, the more stressed out we've become. People go out of their houses on the phones, they drive while checking their emails, and walk outside while texting someone.

You understand, there's something to be said for unsure everything right now. Wouldn't it be nice to walk outside to your local store and actually watch where you're going? Remember to see the trees, the insects, and the birds as you go by? Being able to drive in your vehicle and benefit from the view, just what a simple pleasure we take for granted. Sometimes we're trying to talk to 1 person while texting someone else. Gone will be the times when you had someone's undivided attention, and enter the times when our lives have grown to be one multitasking session after another.

Being detached from the grid from time to time can be extremely de-stressing, unless you start stressing about not knowing. You can find a few things we need to do in order to live low tech in this hi-tech world.

1. Don't get trapped in the hype. You do not need to upgrade every time. Believe it or not, the tech we've can last years and years, and all of the time, our needs don't change that drastically to warrant getting the newest tech anyway.

2. Understand that there's, and will always be, something a lot better than what you have, so just be happy with what you do have, and don't concentrate on what you don't have.

We get fully up in the morning and check our smart phones and or tablets before we talk to our significant other. We can send an instant email, check the current weather and the news headlines all before we say "hey" to our partners. There used to be time for talk before we leave the home, nevertheless now the only talk we hear is "I'm late, gotta go."

This hi-tech driven society definitely has it's advantages, and there are several technologies that really make life a delight to call home, however, all of this tech has come at a price. Rather than connecting one on one, we end up connecting one on three, or one on five, once we try to get in touch to everything and everyone at once.

We cannot escape this hi-tech society where we live, and neither should we make an effort to, but what we should try to complete is know which tech we want and which we don't. Lets stay linked to our family and friends, but lets not loose the joy of enjoying life. Let's control our tech, as opposed to our tech controlling us. Let's enjoy sunlight, the rain, the breeze, once we also enjoy our family members, and the gadgets that keep us connected. Lets make an effort to understand which tech gadgets gives us the balance that will truly allow us to be low tech in a hi-tech world.


Published by Whitney Morgan