zoya786How can people best cope with Technology overload?

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belarafon | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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As #3 says, the best method of coping with technology/sensory overload is to unplug. When I first had unrestricted access to the Internet, I spent far too much time reading, watching, and listening to everything and anything. A day without input was wasted. Now, I intentionally limit my access, using the Net for work and relaxation, but I also take time for books (my first love), food, and physical friends. You don't need the constant Facebook updates. Go for a walk!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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It is a good idea to take some time without technology. For example, turn off the tv and phone before bed, and read a book or magazine. Go hiking in the woods, sans iPod or phone. Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee without your laptop. It's hard, but it adds richness to your life and makes you feel less dependent on tech.
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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that they need to have good social support networks.  In other words, they need to have a lot of people who truly care about them.  This makes it so that they can avoid being stressed out by the demands of always being connected to their bosses, etc. via technology.

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zoya786 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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most people enjoy benefits that technology bring to thier lives such as increased productivity,however it is observed that people are suffering because of technology overloas.people overloaded with technology often feel uncomforatble when they cant use the internet or cell phone.some mental health experts believe that technology overload is a health problem.but as i think people only have a problem with  anything that is in exccessive use as like internet or cell phones.the excessive use of technology has a negative impact on professional life, personal life and health.

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