Speaking Point: Let Go Technology Before it Gets a Grip on You by Doing the Following:
Speaking Point: 1. 6 to 10% of internet users have a “dependency” on technology similar to a dependency on a substance or addictive behavior
Speaking Point: 2. To ward off the possibility of becoming “technologically addicted”, know the warning signs of technology addiction: using technology to communicate when an in-person interaction would be more appropriate; limiting time spent with friends and family so you can spend more time online; being unable to leave home with your cell phone or other device; feeling panic if you cannot use your technology; being inability to relax without constantly needing to check email, voice mail, etc.
Speaking Point: 3. If you recognize yourself in the above symptoms, admit you have a problem
Speaking Point: 4. Ask for support from friends and love ones 5. Get professional help
Speaking Point: Cell phones. Voice Mail. Email. Blackberrys. Iphones. SmartPhones. PDA’s. The Internet. Are we technologically overdosing? Is all this technology ruining our relationships? Technology maybe just as addictive as drugs and alcohol and just as damaging to our relationships, careers and love lives. Can you prevent technology from taking over your life and the life of someone you love? Fortunately the answer is yes! All you need to do is gain a little perspective!
Dr. Sheila Forman is both a clinical psychologist and attorney who comments on the psychological and legal issues affecting our society today. She is the author of several self-help books, including Self-fullness: The Art of Loving and Caring For Your ‘Self’ and Do You Use Food To Cope? A Comprehensive 15-Week Program for Overcomin