It’s almost 2021, which for most means you are working on your list of New Year’s resolutions. At the top of the list includes eating more nutritiously, getting to the gym, and sticking to a budget.
This year, you should consider some tech resolutions to break some bad technology habits as well. In 2020, we spent a lot of time indoors and in front of screens, so the New Year is the perfect time to eliminate your bad tech habits.
Here is our list of 8 New Year’s tech resolutions to follow for 2021.
- Put Down Your Phone: Set timers on your phone to limit screen time. With the new IOS update, you can even set pop-ups and log yourself out of apps based on time and usage.
- Don’t Drive Distracted: Many states have implemented new laws to eliminate using your phone while driving because it can be hazardous and causes many accidents. Get a magnetic mount to keep your phone out of your hand.
- Declutter Your Inbox: Unsubscribe from unwanted emails. You can bulk unsubscribe in Gmail or use a third-party like unroll me to get rid of spam emails.
- Update Your Passwords: A great way to start 2021 is updating all of your passwords. Create new, unique, and strong passwords for all of your important accounts.
- Turn on Multi-Factor Authentication: We saw a record number of cyber-attacks and successful hacks in 2020. Protect yourself and enable multi-factor authentication for all of your accounts.
- Do a Social Media Check-up: Check your privacy settings on social media apps and make sure you aren’t sharing any personal information online. Spend some time at the end of 2020 to delete any posts that may share sensitive information.
- Be Nicer Online: The Internet can be a breeding ground for trolls, especially on social media. In 2021, everyone should make it a resolution to be nicer online and stop spreading any hate.
- Unplug More Often: Lastly, make time to unplug. Leave your phone and other devices off. Pick up a book or go for a walk.