By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Cyberspace offers infinite wonders that it’s up to us which features and how we’ll use them. However, it’s also considered a culprit why many losing their passion, friendship, and even confidence. It’s like internet connection becomes a one-sided bond that convoluted people’s belief and principle. Do you agree?
In an interview with Daily Worth, The Huffington Post founder and author, Arianna Huffington shared it’s hard to realize our own wisdom due to growing reliance on technology. To counter this dependence, better to resort in empowering activities like bonding with your family friends.
“Our hyperconnectedness is the snake lurking in our digital Garden of Eden. We can manage our collective addiction by unplugging and recharging in various ways: meditation, long walks, exercise, yoga, reconnecting with family friends. All this will increase some aspect of our well-being and sense of fulfillment,” Arriana Huffington shared in an interview with Daily Worth.
On the other hand, there are also reports telling hyperconnectedness disrupt work-life balance especially with flexibility stigma. Sometimes its employees’ uncontrolled online hobbies that possibly make them work longer than they expect. Perhaps mostly modern workers shoo away their normal work routine or minding impending tasks because of the idea they connect anywhere, anytime.
“With the ability to check in anytime and anywhere, it can be tempting to stay engaged with work around the clock,” Paul McDonald, senior executive director at research firm Robert Half, shared. “This hyperconnectedness isn’t necessarily healthy and can lead to burnout.”
In the study of Robert Half, one of the four tips they recommended to achieve about work-life balance is to have a planned vacation where you’re unreachable and can’t use internet. In this way, you’re the one who’s recharging and not your gadgets. Their other advice to solve hyperconnectedness is to impose limitation.
“Often, people stay connected out of habit versus need. Think carefully before responding to email on evenings and weekends: Can the situation wait? This is especially important if you’re the boss, since around-the-clock email signals to others that it’s expected,” a Robert Half’s tip.