By Lisa Caplan
Anyone who has heard me speak, read one of my tip sheets, or knows me, knows that I am a proponent of living in the moment and not a huge fan, for myself, of using social media. Everyone is different and likes different things so that is just the way I live my life, but I do believe that overdoing anything can have a negative impact.
Technology is great and can be a very helpful tool, but like anything else, it has it’s pros and cons. It allows us to work remotely, faster, stay connected to friends, etc. On the other hand, it can lead to unhealthy things as well: limiting interaction with others, creating anxiety by always being connected, leading one to always expect immediate responses, distracting us, and causing us to compare ourselves to others.
Tips for healthy internet use:
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Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, has over 20 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma.