One of the biggest distractions for leaders and their families is an over emphasis on technology. In other words, if you can’t sit down and have dinner with your family without checking your Blackberry, Facebook or Twitter, you have some serious issues you need to work out.
I believe one of the most important things we can do as a innovative-leading generation is put boundaries with our tech toys. Technologies that are used for communication and marketing for business and ministry are meant to be used as a TOOL, not an ADDICTION.
Some things I would try:
• No tech interruptions and net surfing during family time. (Turn off all iPhones, Blackberries, Twitters, Facebook’s and blogs)
• Take a break from blogging ever so often (Guest bloggers are great!)
• When you’re on vacation, don’t check emails
• Take one day per week where you step away from all tech toys including email and twitter.
What are you doing in your life to place healthy boundaries with your tech toys? What would you suggest for others? When would you make exceptions?