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Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Video: Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Technology

A couple months ago, we published a post called “Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship with Technology.” It was written in conjunction with research for a talk LifeEdited founder Graham Hill was giving at MindBodyGreen‘s Revitalize conference. The talk is about how our super-sizing tendencies are hardly limited to design and architecture. We are living in an era of unprecedented technological stimulation, taking in overwhelming amounts of information through our phones, computers and other devices–all of which have left many of us pretty strung out. Graham outlines the problem as well as ways we might start creating a balanced relationship with technology (because it’s unlikely to be going anywhere anytime soon).

Last week, MBG released the talk in its entirety. So sit back, turn your phone on airplane mode, close all of your open browser tabs and windows (other than this one) and enjoy.

  • George Sears

    In a back-handed way, the deep discount smartphone providers (notably Tracfone) offer ‘de-featured’ phones. Actually, their phones are old smartphones with minimal memory and marginal processors. The advantage is they will do most things, but they won’t make you want to do much of anything. So, the phone slowly coughs up your mail, your weather, and a GPS route. It’s a middle ground over Warren Buffett’s flip phone. I mean, come on?

    If you want to reschedule an appointment or summon a tow truck, these devices are great. If you want to form or fix a relationship, they don’t really seem to work. And beyond any shadow of a doubt, every moment on these devices is a moment you are being sold something.

  • Dean Challes

    Once again, Graham, you are right on! Glad to see others who attract audiences like you take on this issue in an effort to reconnect us with ourselves instead of to devices. People seem puzzled when observing I’m not carrying my cell phone around, but maybe that will change when they come to their senses.