For better or worse, technology is advancing rapidly. Most of us are on our phones and computers more than we’d like to be. We know too much technology is harmful to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health…but what can we do about it?
In Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life, I will walk you through an easy 5-step plan to help you center your life on God and loving others by decluttering your screen time. By introducing new habits with your phone and other screens, you can significantly improve the quality of your relationships, waste less time, and be more productive.
H – Hold Down the Off Button
A – Always Put People First
B – Brush Daily (live with a clean conscience)
I – I Will Go Online with Purpose
T – Take a Hike (get outside)
It’s easy to lose track of time when playing a video game, shopping online, or answering email. It’s time to focus less on the urgent, entertaining, and sensational, and to shift your attention to what is most important to you.
Here are a few awesome changes some people have made after reading the book:
I’ve been starting my morning off without checking my phone first thing this week! – Emily P.
I make time to walk outside with my children without staring at my phone. – Sarah W.
I intentionally put my phone away now when it’s family time. – Crystal L.
Bring my Bible to church instead of using my Bible app. – Debbie W.
I practice “The Pivot” in the book every time someone comes in the room when I’m on my phone. – Jana H.
I charge my phone in a different room overnight. – Cindy M.
I spend less time watching Netflix and more time visiting with my neighbors. – Julie S.
Small changes can make a huge difference in the quality of your relationships and life!