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A reliance on technology can be one of the hardest bad habits to break. After all, it’s the 21st century. Everything relies on technology nowadays, why shouldn’t you?
Well, an addiction to technology can cut us off from the real world. Rather than engaging with your phone, engage with your family, your coworkers and your friends. Break your technology habit by taking a few simple steps.
Start by ditching your phone at least an hour before bed. Don’t check every ding and notification—put your phone on sleep mode if it’s available, or silent if it’s not.
Take regular internet breaks throughout the day. Turn off your WiFi for a set period of time (set a timer if you have to), and occupy yourself with something manual and away from computers. Do the same thing every time you have a conversation with someone, go out to dinner or have a meeting.
Keep your phone away from you when you don’t need it. This can mean putting it away in a drawer, leaving it at your desk during lunch or simply turning it off and putting it away. If you don’t have it, you can’t use it.
Sometimes work follows you home. It’s understandable. But millennials have made a lifestyle out of eschewing the typical 9-to-5 workday in favor of a work life. Many millennials are finding work more flexible in hours, and more based around production time rather than clocking in and out. However, this can have the unfortunate side effect of never allowing you to turn work off.
Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Take Payments in Bitcoin
For years now, so called economists and financial experts have called Bitcoin a Ponzi scheme which would collapse any day now.
But in 2016, Bitcoin is doing better than ever. Bitcoin’s value has risen to around $700 as Chinese investors are turning to the cryptocurrency. Its value is the highest it has been since hackers maliciously destroyed one of the main Bitcoin exchanges.
So as Bitcoin continues to thrive, young and innovative entrepreneurs should consider how they can take advantage. Investing and mining in Bitcoin could be risky and time-consuming. But if you are running a business, what about processing some of your payments in Bitcoin?
There is nothing to lose. Bitcoin has established itself as safe, allowing for new approaches to payment which cannot be done with traditional fiat currency, and of course promises to go up in value for the foreseeable future as the number of new Bitcoins mined diminishes.
Starting off with Bitcoin
A lot of people view bitcoins as this weird Internet thing which you need to be some tech expert to understand, but any businessman can set up a Bitcoin payment processor. For millennial entrepreneurs, it’s something to take seriously.
The Bitcoin website lists many reasons why it’s an ideal currency for internet business. If you do a lot of international business, then you can send Bitcoins over the Internet to your international colleagues without paying a bank fee or waiting a few business days for the money to transfer.
But the two big things which Bitcoin has over fiat currency are that it is safer to buy things online and it allows for micropayments. When you buy things online with a normal credit card, you have to type in your credit card information. Hackers can either get that knowledge while they type it in or break into the website where you bought something from and obtain your information that way.
You can then use bitcoins to buy all sorts of things like kids beds, cheap beds and double beds. Not to mention the memory foam mattresses that are available in the UK.