The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on July 2, 2013, under Time and Technology.
Summer is well underway in Northern climes, with the 4th of July Holiday fast approaching here in the States. For many, now, thoughts turn to vacations, sunshine, water sports, and lots of outdoor activities.
One question that is worth considering ahead of time is how to take care of your technological gadgets while enjoying summertime fun.
I don’t need to tell you how vital these tools are – especially if you are an entrepreneur or small business owner running an on-line business. For one thing, they represent a financial investment. In addition, and perhaps even more importantly, they are chock full of information that is vital to you. Names, addresses, phone numbers, photographs, to do lists, plans, resources – the list goes on and on.
So, keeping your tech tools safe and in good running order is vital … and here are three timely tips for doing just that!
If summer is a vacation season for you, then perhaps my strongest suggestion is to leave your phones and laptops and tablets behind (e-readers are okay!) and focus on living your moments fully and without distraction. I’ll be writing more about the importance (and challenges) of taking “tech vacations” in a future post. I urge you to consider this option. It may seem like a HUGE step to take. And it certainly requires some planning up front, as you set up systems for while you’re away. But the rewards are deep and rich … and there’s really no other way to reap them than by stepping away and unplugging!
Maybe you aren’t comfortable with unplugging entirely. If that’s the case, then this second suggestion offers some middle ground. Whenever you are going to be someplace where your gadgets are in danger, be it from water, sun, salt, sand … or any other possibly-damaging medium or activity – leave your phone or tablet or laptop behind. Don’t take it on that boat, or onto the beach. You can return to connectivity when you’re finished with summer fun – but keep those tech tools safe in the meantime.
If you want your technology to accompany you on your adventures, then Mashable has an article you’ll want to check out. It’s titled “4 Ways to Protect Your Tech This Summer” and it offers tips about specific things to watch out for (like very high or very low temperatures) and specific products that may interest you.
Whatever your plans are this summer, and whatever kinds of activities you enjoy, I hope that you find these tips helpful. Have fun and be tech-safe!
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with and of the products mentioned in the Mashable article and have not received any compensation for sharing this content.