Technology Stress and How to Overcome it
Do I even need to ask how many have experienced frustration and anguish that have occurred because of the supposed easy-to-use plug-and-play application that didn’t work? How about when you print a document, only to find out that the hard copy that comes out of the printer looks nothing like the document on your computer screen?
Just today, I was printing out my tax returns and other pertinent information for insurance reasons, and I could not get my wireless printer to churn out my vital documents. Oh man, my frustration level went through the roof!
I imagine that all of you have experienced a similar problem of having your technology fail at a vital time. The you have to waste countless hours troubleshooting the problem so it is working again. I’m sure a lot of you are probably thinking: Sure, who hasn’t experienced this? It’s all part of living in the United States: our tech gives us problems.
The truth is that any time you have any sort of frustration with technology, this is technology stress. Stress of anything is bad enough, but what makes technology stress worse than other daily stress is that most technology is supposed to reduce our stress.
In most cases, it does. I can’t think of how hard it would be for me to do all my writing work on a typewriter as opposed to my laptop. In a recent article that I wrote about Louis CK shows us what is up with technology, describes that today’s tech saves us a lot of time, but we generally focus on how much time is lost as we adapt to newer technologies.
What happens when the devices that are supposed to do that actually make our lives harder? The only solution is to implement some tech-stress saving solutions. I found these online, and I recommend them.
- Learning basics of computer operations to know why your computer fails you.
- Figure out what the error message really means.
- Know the limits of your drivers and programs.
- Take care of your technology.
- Stay away from technology for a while.
- Stress down with the emWave.
Precisely what is the emWave? It is a personal stress reliever that allows you to relax. What you need to put your thumb on pad, and clip a wire to your ear. Yeah, that sounds a little unusual, but it works. All you need to do is start breathing.
The EmWave is programmed to check your pulse, and then measures it for stress levels. If you stress is high, then expect to see a red light. There are other blue lights that you have to match your breathing to, and the light will slowly turn green.
With a few breathing exercises a day, you should be able relieve your tech stress in no time flat. Yes, I can completely aware of the irony of using technology to get rid of technology stress.
Now, what happens when the tech of our electronic stress relievers let us down? Now that is tech stress times two.