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Mindfulness At Work Essentials For Dummies by Shamash Alidina, Juliet Adams

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Chapter 5

Practising Mindfulness in the Digital Age

In This Chapter

arrow Making technology work for you rather than control you

arrow Using technology mindfully to enhance communication

arrow Focusing with helpful techniques

T his chapter helps you to manage one of the most beneficial but also most challenging aspects of living in the information age — digital technology. Mindfulness offers you the presence of mind to be able to choose when to use technology, to identify what sort of technology you need and to recognise when a more real-world approach is called for. When you do use technology, you discover how mindfulness offers a way of working with it that involves a greater degree of presence, wisdom and compassion.

Choosing When to Use Technology

Technology includes any application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. In the industrial age, technology was dominated by mechanical machinery driven by the steam engine. But in the 21st Century, your daily life is probably dominated by digital technology. The explosion in the use of digital technology is impacting every single organisation in some way.

The evolution of the human brain didn’t take modern technology into account. So these ...

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