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No Technology for an Hour Each Day

Today technology is everywhere around us.

In fact, most of us can’t imagine life as it is without it.

This may sound weird at first, but it is actually completely logical the more you think about it.

Technology is part of pretty much any and every aspect of our lives and has been for years.

So imagining a world completely void of it – well, it wouldn’t be a very similar place to what we have now.

We as a society developed in this way in large part thanks to the technological advancements that have been incorporated into our daily lives.

And that’s in no way a bad thing.

We have a lot to be grateful for in terms of how technology has helped us.

In the following article, we explain why technology as a whole is so important and why this doesn’t mean we should always use it.

Consider this an addition to our article about digital minimalism, which you can go to by clicking HERE.

We hope you find this as fascinating as we do!

Why Is Technology Important?

We think everyone can answer this question. For starters, some technology is used to literally save lives.

Talk about hospitals, fire departments, quick-line communications – all of these incredibly important aspects of our lives are the way they are solely because of technological advancement.

When you look back 500 years, for example, you can see how drastically our lives have improved today thanks to the tools we use and the knowledge we have.

In large part, we have science and technology to thank for that, and that’s no small feat.

Human-To-Human

Secondly, technology is also our best facilitator for connection.

Nowadays people from across the globe can talk to each other as if they’re sitting at the same table thanks to the internet and cameras.

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That alone would have been considered a miracle less than a century ago.

And this isn’t the only type of connection made possible thanks to technology.

Information in all of its forms about pretty much any topic is always at the tip of our fingers.

The moment we decide we want to learn something, we don’t have to visit libraries or rely on word of mouth – we can simply pull out our phones and start googling.

Both of these things have reshaped our worldview and way of life as a society and have done so in a mainly positive way.

The Entertainment Side!

Last but not least, we use technology for entertainment too.

Streaming music, watching videos, hell, even roller coasters are reliant on computers.

We can have so much fun thanks to technology, and it’s amazing that it is not the only thing we do all the time.

And not only that, but largely speaking, this also helps the artists themselves.

The fact that people’s favorite musicians are sometimes from other continents is proof enough that technology is useful in this aspect too.

Why Should You Have Some Technology-Free Time?

With all that being said, why do we believe we should have some time without technology?

With all of its positive sides, how is it possible to not want to spend every second surrounded by it?

Well, to put it simply – too much of a good thing can be bad.

Firstly, staying connected to everyone and everything all of the time can be exhausting.

Not only that, it’s much harder to truly focus on yourself and your own thoughts when you’re constantly seeing and hearing everyone else’s.

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That may not seem like a big deal at first, but it really adds up through time and has been linked to problems with self-understanding and development.

Secondly, you can only appreciate something in its entirety when you know what it’s like to not have it.

As much as we try to escape this simple fact, it’s true.

Lacking something is the only way to appreciate every aspect of it.

And that is actually a good thing.

Why?

Because when we have a fresh and sound perspective on something, we can understand what parts of it are really important to us.

And that can’t happen if we are constantly using it.

What’s really important about technology today is that we shouldn’t let it govern our lives.

It’s really easy to go with the flow and just spend all day on your phone, but we all know that’s not really productive.

Not only that, spending too much time browsing social media, for example, can have a negative effect on how we see the world or ourselves.

The Natural Human

Now, perhaps the most important point of this article is that we as people are natural beings.

Our environment benefits greatly from technology, true, but it shouldn’t overtake it completely.

A myriad of studies shows that we feel our best when we are surrounded by nature.

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Our surroundings are incredibly important to our mental and physical health, and spending some time in our natural habitat is mandatory if we want to stay healthy.

We believe that balance is key.

This is why finding this equilibrium between technology and nature is the best possible thing we can do.

Just one hour a day without technology can be very beneficial if we want to stay happy and healthy.

That doesn’t sound too hard, does it?

Final Thoughts

Technology is incredibly important.

More so, it’s an integral part of our lives.

It is the reason behind many positive changes to our lives which is why it is so widespread.

However, this doesn’t mean that we should depend solely on it to make us happy and have fun.

In today’s day and age, more and more of us are starting to have a negative relationship with tech, which is why we decided to write this article.

We believe that finding the balance between technology and nature is the only way to make sure we get the best of both worlds.

Our idea may seem a bit weird at first, but it’s a great first step towards finding that balance.

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”. To be successful is to have no limitations, it is to work through all obstacles, to have extreme passion for life, and love for others, and this seems to be the underlying motto of Amber Drake’s life. Drake is a highly accomplished, world-renowned, and published book author, freelance writer and editor, inspirational speaker, an inspiring teacher, a well-reputed canine behaviourist, a canine cancer researcher, and the CEO of Canine Companions. As a child, she was keenly interested in the veterinary field and this interest paved way for her to be the successful businesswoman she is today. Starting with an Associate of Science degree in Biology in 2007 from Jamestown Community College, she has since expanded her knowledge horizon by acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with courses from both SUNY Fredonia and Cornell University, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Education (2011) from Ashford University, a Post-Master’s Educational Certification, and a Doctorate in ABD from the North Central University, Prescott Valley Arizona. Driven by her love for dogs, she regards her company, Canine Companions, as her greatest work-related accomplishment. She wrote the book, ‘Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You To Know’ as a comprehensive guide to understanding the behavior of dogs. She has since been involved in numerous writing jobs in the field, varying from writing about veterinary medicine for pet insurance companies to serving as the Co-founder and Vice President at Preferable Pups. She actively engages in content management, copywriting and research work, ghost-writing, and content marketing for organizations around the world. In addition to being an incredibly successful writer, canine behaviorist, and a CEO, she is an educator as well as an experienced curriculum developer. She is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Mentoray, where she teaches and develops curriculum. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Professional Sciences at Kaplan University and an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Jamestown Community College (10+ years). Drake is a woman of many skills. She has been in the freelance content writing field for almost 7 years now with a vast amount of writing experience throughout the past ten years. She is a proficient copywriter, blogger, and has years of experience in content management and development, content creation proofreading, written communication, and correspondence. She has a number of certifications including, but not limited to, Canine Psychology, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Snapchat Marketing, and Google AdWords. Drake is a woman of extreme passion with great love for her work as a canine behaviourist, writer, and college professor. You can read more about her on her website http:/www.AmberLDrake.org or connect with her on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/specialistamberdrake.

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