Social Media & Technology: Epilogue

When Deepika first asked me to help edit her book, I didn't think what she had to say really concerned me much. Sure, I use social media, and without the benefits of technology I'd have a tough time keeping my week organized. 

Wait, organized is too soft - I need technology quite badly. 

Wait, that's not enough either - without technology I'd be out of a job in a week and I wouldn't be able to pay the bills. 

Jeez, when you put it that way, it sounds like I was plugged in pretty deeply. I was dependent on the advances of technology to stay afloat. 

That doesn't sound very healthy now, does it?

Finding the Balance

Even though I was working on the project, Deepika's message started to steadily gain more steam. As I worked through each chapter I realized just how glued my phone was to my hand. Rarely did I find myself in a situation where I didn't have a device with me, even when other devices were running in the background. 

It was too much. 

I imagine a lot of you felt the same thing as you ironically swiped between the digital pages of Deepika's book. But if you're like me and you're not ready to throw your phone in the river, hopefully you gained some insightful tips and tricks to balance your relationship with your phone. 

Because even though it contains a thousand years' worth of knowledge and entertainment, it's still just a thing. 

And you're a person. Congratulations!

Here's each chapter one more time, thanks for reading, and stay balanced!

Introduction: On Social Media & Technology


Chapter 1: Is Technology Stressing You Out?


Chapter 2: The Reasons For Social Overload


Chapter 3: Where Does Stress Come From?


Chapter 4: It's Not All Bad; Daily Benefits of Social Media & Technology


Chapter 5: The 11 Culprits of Connection


Chapter 6: The Mind is the Real Deal


Chapter 7: Technology & the Herd Mentality


Chapter 8: How to Unplug & Take Back Your Life


Chapter 9: Let's Get Real About Unplugging


Chapter 10: How to Help Your Overly Plugged in Friends