Are Tech gadgets making you busier or happier?

Manoj Gupta
2 min readMar 19, 2023


Do you ever feel like your tech gadgets are making you busier and less happy? I know I’ve definitely felt that way before. While technology has brought many benefits, it can also be a source of distraction and stress if we don’t use it mindfully.

So, are tech gadgets making us busier or happier? The answer is: it depends. It depends on how we use them and what we prioritise in our lives.

If we use technology with purpose and intention, it can enhance our lives and make us happier. For example, using an app to track our fitness progress or staying connected with loved ones who live far away. But if we use technology mindlessly and excessively, it can make us busier and less happy. For example, scrolling through social media for hours on end or checking emails during dinner with our family.

So, how do we make sure technology is enhancing our lives and not detracting from them? Here are some:

  1. Set boundaries: Decide when and how you will use technology, and stick to it. For example, turning off notifications during family time or setting a time limit for social media use.
  2. Prioritise what’s important: Focus on the things that truly matter in your life, such as spending time with loved ones or pursuing hobbies and interests.
  3. Use technology purposefully: Choose technology that enhances your well-being, such as meditation apps or fitness trackers, and use it mindfully.
  4. Take breaks: Give yourself a break from technology regularly, such as going for a walk without your phone or taking a digital detox day.

In conclusion, technology can either make us busier or happier, depending on how we use it. By using it mindfully, we can enhance our lives…



Manoj Gupta

Managing Director & ExecCom Member | Author of Bestseller - New York to NEW YOU | Keynote Speaker