Episode #186 // Digital Boundaries

"I have to consistently remind myself that I don't need my phone to be interesting or funny or competent. I don't need technology to be me."
- Emily Thompson

Boundaries can be elusive—especially when you’re trying to enforce them in an always-connected online world. So today we’re talking about our digital boundaries for creative entrepreneurs and business owners—from social media to customer support and more.

“I need to really draw the line to protect what it is that I really want to be creating and nurturing.” -Kathleen Shannon

“Making space for creativity and putting myself in the places where I can be most creative is how I’ve been able to create the boundaries I have.” -Emily Thompson

“I have to consistently remind myself that I don’t need my phone to be interesting or funny or competent. I don’t need technology to be me.” -Emily Thompson

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The impact of social media and connectivity on our day-to-day lives
  • How we've created and enforced digital boundaries
  • Moderating screen time as an online entrepreneur
  • Removing your access to things that make you angry or are negative
  • Going days or weekends without your phone
  • Drawing boundaries on responding to people
  • Boundaries with the phone in the bedroom
  • Sharing about your children online
  • Quality of connection online
  • Aligning your values with digital boundaries

RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

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2 thoughts on “Episode #186 // Digital Boundaries

  1. Great episode! Not to brag but digital boundaries come naturally to me. It is a must otherwise im exhausted by other people’s energy. Emily I’ve been looking forward to more Making A Business episodes, when will u roll out some more and what is your direction for the conversations you will be having? Thank you Bosses!

  2. This was my first listen and man what a difference it made! After listening I turned off all notifications to my apps except for two and that in itself has left me feeling so free. Thank you for Bosses for speaking on the importance of digital boundaries and what it difference it can make in our lives without realizing it.

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