Technology is frustrating to me. Maybe I am showing my age. It seems that just when I figure something out and get it working smoothly there is a crisis of function, generally because of some update or change, and then I am back to square one trying to get things running smooth once again. Quite time consuming. Often hitting at rather inappropriate times… Like when my plate is already full or I have just settled in for some R&R time. Can you relate?
Perhaps my problem is that I just like my routine tasks to remain in a steady state as much as possible — makes me feel more efficient and organized. I am not thrilled by roller coaster rides, either in real time or in my day-to-day life. But technology takes me on plenty of roller coaster rides! Like these past two weeks… But I think I am starting to get back on track, anticipating the new phone soon and knowing I definitely must get a computer upgrade quickly. So, limping along here, knowing I have a winter project already lined up.
However, I had a lot of time to detach from technology during my recent gadget crisis. Rather, I was forced to look at my use of time when the break with technology was forced on me. And, I like how I spent that time, which causes me to rethink what technology is in my life and what I want it to be going forward.
As I make some technical changes I realize there is a great opportunity before me to also make changes in how and when I use that technology. Strangely I feel like “I” control technology. It does not control me, despite the crises that it may throw my way. Ah, feeling liberated!!!
So, that’s all for now. ‘Till next time… I hope you, too, discover opportunities to change how you view or handle setbacks in your life!