In the recent April General Conference, Elder Quentin L. Cook said, “We live in a noisy, contentious world, where it is possible to be viewing or listening to information, music, or even pure nonsense virtually every waking hour.”

I love the benefits of technology and am an avid multi-tasker. However, I recognize that there is danger that it overtakes our lives. We can become so busy multi-tasking with e-mail, Facebook updates, radio, iPods, and tweets that we never have a quiet moment to reflect on what we’re actually doing or to take a moment to listen to the Spirit.

Elder Cook cautions, “If we want to have the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, we must find time to slow down, ponder, pray, and live so we are worthy to receive and act upon His promptings.” (“We Follow Jesus Christ,” Elder Quentin L. Cook, April 2010 General Conference)

I have previously provided some suggestions for managing technology. For example:

What have you found to be helpful in prioritizing your life and achieving a good balance with technology?

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