Amy Blankson on Staying Grounded in a Digital Era

Technology has simultaneously simplified and complicated our lives. Amy Blankson, co-founder of Goodthink Inc. and best-selling author, says that doesn’t mean we should all venture back to a pre-smartphone era; it’s unrealistic. Although a digital detox can be a nice reminder, it’s not a long-term solution for those looking to build balance. In this interview with’s Shelby Skrhak, Blankson offers tangible ways to stay grounded in the digital era.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the November 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

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  • The rise of technology has enabled us to do more, but it also brings a host of side effects that leave us vulnerable to depression, anxiety and other issues. Learn why it’s important to evaluate how large of a role technology plays in your life. 
  • At the end of the day, technology is just a tool, Blankson says. It shouldn’t have the ability to control your mood. Hear her tips on taking back control of your emotions.
  • Implement Blankson’s three strategies for building optimism and living an intentional life in the digital era.

Favorite quote from this episode:

Just taking two seconds at the beginning of the day to set your intention as an individual, human being for your life—how you wanna interact—that helps you to be more effective, more focused and more the person that you want to be.”

—Amy Blankson

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Journalist, podcaster and southpaw Shelby Skrhak is the former director of digital content and social media for Before joining SUCCESS magazine, Shelby launched the weekly suburban newspaper Plano Insider, and covered topics ranging from cops and courts to transportation and fashion. Her handwriting should be a font.

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