Coming from a time when there was ALWAYS a computer, I am hardly ever seen without it. It is basically attached to me at all times of the work day.
So, is this wise?
Not only can it get to be a little much having a keyboard seemingly permanently attached, research has shown that computer use may actually hurt you when it comes to note taking. Research shows that you can’t get as clear of an understanding when you are simply transcribing notes. Sure, you might not miss as many words but do the verbatim notes actually help when looking back at them? Nope! It’s your comprehension of the matter or idea. You should join me and try the old fashioned hand notes for a week and compare! Plus you can use some really cute notepads.
Computers also encourage more multitasking. However, multitasking decreases memory retention and may even make you less productive! I can’t tell you how many emails I have half written by the end of the day. I am going to try to actually start and finish an email in one sitting.
And it doesn’t stop there. Usually, I come home and continue to use my computer to get some more work done or to read blogs and write posts! So, is this healthy?
Physical Negatives of continuous computer usage:
Poor eating habits
The problem is, I don’t think I could stop this excessive computer usage because it’s the norm today.
How do you handle breaking away from this beloved, yet equally hated, piece of technology?