Technology is a powerful presence in our lives. Whether you like it or not, it’s essential in the workplace, at home, and just about anywhere people go. While we know that it can help make things faster, easier, and more convenient, does technology make us happy?
Here are ways tech can help make us happier.
Connect on Social Media
In the past, we could only communicate with loved ones abroad through snail mail. You’d have to wait days and weeks to get a response on paper.
Today, if you are feeling a wee bit lonely, and you want to talk to your best friend who lives miles away from you, you can simply chat with them over the internet.
Although it’s not a direct connection where you are both present in the same room, technology has made it possible for people to see and talk to each other through chat, video conferencing, and more. You can also communicate and connect through posts, comments, and reactions.
Join Digital Communities
Ever wanted to be part of a club? Now you can, even from the comfort of your home.
There are digital communities you can join where you can find like-minded people who share the same passion and interests as you. It can be a group for stay-at-home moms, gamers, web designers, and more.
The great thing about this is that you aren’t limited to meeting people within your area only. You can collaborate on projects, do activities, or just have meaningful conversations with people from all over the world.
Do you know someone who’s celebrating a special event in their life? Greet them online. But instead of just sending a chat message or an email, customize an electronic greeting card for them.
There are several apps out there that provide pre-made e-card templates you can personalize with images, text, and music.
Want something more interactive? Why not create a short video greeting? Using an online video editor, you can create a montage of photos or create a short animation to greet that special person.
You can use a video template and just add photos and text that’ll personalize the e-greeting for the people you are sending it to.
Post Inspiring Stories Online
If you have inspiring stories to share, you can share them for everyone to see. There might be someone out there who could benefit from them.
Put up a blog on a free blogging site or create your own website. If you have valuable tips or tricks, share them on social media sites. Add inspiring images to your text to make them more interesting to read.
If you prefer videos over text, you can use a screen and camera recorder to film yourself as you talk to your webcam. You could also record your computer screen if you need to share something inspiring you found online.
Make a Playlist
If you know of songs that help lift you up when you’re feeling under the weather, you may create a playlist and share it online. Music is a fundamental part of life. It has a significant impact on emotions and there are times when listening to the right song can bring sheer happiness.
Technology made it possible for people to have access to almost any kind of music online.
If you do have some tracks or maybe you have found a musician who plays comfortable and enjoyable music, share them with others who may benefit from listening to them.
People often think that technology is limiting or defining the way we live. It seems like it’s disconnecting people from the world. But there are ways it can help people share and find happiness.
Technological innovations allow everyone to connect with other people, give back, achieve calmness, and build more meaningful relationships.
At the end of the day, we all just want to be happy.
Although it can help to unplug and enjoy the way things are before the internet happened, don’t feel that you have to, if you are searching for happiness. The digital world may just be the place you can live your best life while helping others do the same.
About the Author
Gladys Labsan is a writer with over 10 years of professional experience on various topics under the sun. She is also a self-taught visual artist who specializes in portraits and murals. Gladys loves to make mini Clipchamp videos, share her thoughts through writing, singing her heart out (alone), and eat cake. All while handling four silly little girls who make her heart full.