As women, we are mothers, wives, daughters, friends and businesswomen. Our ability to shop in brick and mortar stores is limited by all the things we juggle. Our time for socializing, reading books, catching up on current events and discovering bargains is no longer a daytime activity for many. Technology has made it possible to search the web, shop, watch movies and much more 24/7.
In one way this is a great thing. It allows women to do tasks at their own pace when it is convenient for them. Definitely a plus. On the other hand, it keeps us connected to work issues, constant text and emails messages and many other diversions that aren’t conducive to rest, relaxation and recreation. In other words, women have little much needed “me” time.
We could weigh the benefits of both worlds…the new 24/7 environment where kids are only a clickaway and our former environment of less information. The many aps available bring us helpful business information, as well as directions to a friend’s new house. You can check the weather for tomorrow or across the globe. Carrying a camera is becoming obsolete as many phones/devices take pictures clearly and easily. And more aps and new features are being developed as I write this blog.
However, there is little reason to compare the two worlds in order to pick the best because technology and rapid communication is here to stay. We don’t have the choice of returning to simpler, quieter times. But I’m not sure I would if I could. The speed of change and technology can be exhilarating, as well as exhausting.