For the last few months I have been working on creating a free e-course on a topic I am very passionate about. The course is called Mindful Technology Management and I created it as a tool to help parents.
From working closely with women undertaking my Planned + Present E-course, feedback from readers of the blog, my relationships with parents in real life and my own personal experience I have realised that while technology is wonderful, it does have a tipping point from where it moves from making our lives better to having a detrimental impact on our life and possibly of those around us.
Smartphone use is tricky for many parents. Results from a short three question survey asking readers about their smartphone use I conducted in 2017, showed that only 29% of respondents felt that they were being intentional with their phone use.
The digital world is pervasive. It can start to dominate our lives unless we take a more mindful approach to how we use tech in our daily life.
The Mindful Technology Management Free E-course is designed to help parents reclaim both time and presence by creating a habit of intentional technology use.
We need to use our phones, our computers and other devices to make family life work smoothly and make organisation easier. However, we also need to avoid the traps of being so constantly connected – the rabbit holes of Youtube, the mindless scrolling of Instagram and Facebook and the compulsive checking of emails that eat away at our time and take us away from being present with our families.
The course will help you set up tech habits that enhance not detract from daily family life. It is not about demonising being online or using social media networks, but it is about making sure we are spending our time online purposefully and in a way that aligns with the example we want to set for our kids.
The course has been set up on my newly updated Planned + Present website and it uses the exact same framework as my Planned + Present E-course. If you have ever thought you would like the to do the P+P course but haven’t signed up because you were not sure how online courses like mine work, you can now sign up for my free Mindful Technology Management course and take a look at what it entails.
The Mindful Technology Management e-course is a much shorter course than P+P consisting of just three lessons that take less than an hour to watch in total. You have lifetime access to the course so you can take it at a time and pace that suits you.
To accompany the course there is a short workbook with some questions for you to answer/action along the way to help you become more intentional with your phone use. You can read more about and sign up for the course here:
The Mindful Technology Management E-course