Kelvin Graddick ·
2 minute read ·
It’s 2023, and some of us are making New Years resolutions
for many aspects of our lives, like our health, our social life, bad habits, etc.
As the world and our lives become more digital
, there becomes more and more technical aspects of our lives we need to improve or optimize.
Here are 4 "tech" new year resolutions you should consider
1. Stop using the same password for everything.
Pretty simple, if someone gets access to one of your passwords, then they will try it on everything else
(like your bank website). Using the same password for multiple accounts increases the risk of your personal and financial information being compromised.
By using unique passwords
for each of your accounts, you can better protect your personal and financial information. You may also want to consider using a password manager
to help you generate and keep track of strong, unique passwords.
2. Learn at least one new technical thing:
There is probably something you’ve been wanting to learn in tech
that you’ve put off. Maybe it’s to learn coding, how to build a website, what crypto/NFTs is/are, etc. Maybe it’s understanding the latest developments in a particular field, such as artificial intelligence or cybersecurity.
By setting a goal to learn something new in tech, you can continue to improve your skills
and stay up-to-date with the latest developments.
3. Use more automation in your life:
Keep forgetting to turn off the lights? Automate it
Having to send repetitive emails at work? Automate it
Automation can help save time and streamline various tasks. For example, you could use smart home technology
to automate tasks such as turning off the lights or adjusting the thermostat. In the workplace, you might use automation tools
to streamline repetitive tasks, such as sending emails or scheduling appointments.
By using automation, you can free up time and energy to focus on more important or interesting tasks.
4. Clean up your phone / computer (and keep clean):
Delete old contacts, unused apps, old notes, ignored reminders, old emails, update pictures/background, etc. Cleaning up and freshening your phone can make it much more usable / valuable
to you. It could also involve updating your pictures and background to make your phone or computer more visually appealing and easier to use.
By regularly cleaning up and organizing your phone or computer, you can help ensure that it's running smoothly and efficiently.
These are just a few of the tech new year resolutions you might consider. There are many other ways you can improve or optimize your tech use in the new year.
Some additional ideas might include protecting your online privacy
, backing up your data, staying up-to-date with software and security updates, learning about cybersecurity, getting organized, or learning a new programming language.
What other tech new year resolutions should you do?