We’re here with some health habits that don’t require counting calories (go ahead, have that Danish!). When it comes to the technology in your life, establishing healthy habits will help you save time and consciously choose how much technology you use throughout your day.

Technology has become such a standard part of our lives, we often forget that we need to find a healthy balance with positive use habits. No one’s asking you to give up modern conveniences, it’s more about not getting sucked into doom-scrolling the news and avoiding technology fatigue.

1. Peace of mind with two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is a simple and easy way to have peace of mind over your online security. No one thinks a hack will ever happen to them, but like with most things, prevention is so much better than trying to clean up the mess if disaster happens.

Especially when it comes to financial websites and apps, or anything that stores valuable personal data, it’s worth checking security settings and setting up 2FA. Often this is a text to your phone, or using an app like Google Authenticator. Peace of mind, check.

2. Improve your focus with distraction blockers

Especially if you work from home, you may find yourself having a hard time not getting distracted by alerts or the urge to check social media. It’s a good idea to use a distraction blocker app that syncs across all devices, so you don’t unconsciously reach for your phone even if your computer is distraction-free. We suggest using something like Freedom.to to help you discipline yourself when you don’t have the human strength to do so.

3. Track your time to free up more time

Who doesn’t need more hours in the day? Time goes fast, and it seems like we never have enough. And that’s just for the to-do list, nevermind relaxing and enjoying life! If you freelance or run your own business this is even more vital, as nice as it is to not be on a set schedule, it often turns into working all hours without realizing it.

Tracking your time creates awareness so you’re not wasting precious hours and minutes without realizing it. No sense in staring at the computer for 5 hours if you’re only productive for 3. We recommend using an app like RescueTime or Toggl Track as a tool for time management. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

Building good tech habits is an important part of living a balanced and healthy life. Just like any positive change you make in your life, start small and implement changes step by step. And don’t forget to enjoy the process as you make progress.