Are you fed up of technology telling you what to do?

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I love technology. It’s amazing. The things that are made available to us via technological advances are astonishing. I think the more things we can utilise the better.

My phone tracks where I’ve been, it even guesses at where I might be going and gives me directions.

I use my phone to plan my weeks, to write notes, it has my calendar, my emails, my contacts, my everything.

It’s like a Filofax! But better.

However, as much as I love how my phone can sync my Facebook events with my calendar, I am fed up of my phone telling me that I’ve had too much caffeine, I’ve not done enough exercise, I’m not getting enough sleep… My phone is making me feel bad about myself.

I’m going to assume that most people’s phones have this app already on their phone as part of the software.

Mine is called SHealth and it can take your heart rate, stress levels, it records your exercise regime and how long you’ve slept for. Admittedly I started the input originally but it would constantly beep at me to tell me I hadn’t done as much exercise today as I did yesterday. Or even when I’d done enough exercise it told me maybe I could do some more!

Well, no more you judgemental app. It’s gone, out of my life and this way I have stopped worrying about how much exercise I’m doing and I sleep as much as I sleep, knowing how much I’ve slept wasn’t helping.

Too many things are consumed by statistics and percentages and it’s started driving me nuts.

I do use stats for my blog and it’s helpful for me to see the build in views and I can see when is the most popular time to post and so on and so forth but I am in charge of looking, it doesn’t pester me.

I have noticed it recently on Facebook too, not on my page but on my Facebook profile, my personal profile. It’s started telling me how many days I’ve shared things and how much interaction my friends are having with posts…

For my professional page this is great, it’s wonderful and I welcome it but on my personal profile it’s not really necessary.

I adore Facebook, it’s a great sharing platform and it helps me reach an audience that I otherwise wouldn’t have access to. I know there are other platforms but Facebook is my main go-to.

I just find it bizarre that we have so much technology being judgy and asking us questions all the time… Like Netflix when it says ” Are you STILL watching Doctor Who?”

Stop with the pressure!

Bizarrely as I was writing this post up I decided to have a film on in the background, I chose The Circle, it has a fairly common theme to this post and I think you should watch it. It stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks and they are two reasons to go watch it right now πŸ™‚

Kate Hames and her Random Wonderingments

Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.Β 

Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,Β 

next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing πŸ™‚


Be happy and keep smiling πŸ˜€


2 thoughts on “Are you fed up of technology telling you what to do?

  1. I am quite the same as you in thinking that why do I need to know how many people have put hearts instead of likes so far this year, I write my statuses for me and if someone likes it then that’s nice of them. Too many people are driven by numbers I think it takes the fun out of writing then. Oh and I love Emma Watson so I will definitely check that film out xxx

    1. yes exactly! For my page that I use to promote my blog it’s really useful but why do general FB users need to know these things? The world is obsessed. Yes do. I think it’s an indie film (which I love) so it’s quite raw. She’s so good though.

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