RESTORE – your life, not just your device

“Restore” is a meditative mantra free and easy for everyone to use.  By repeating the acronym and focusing on the purpose of each letter you can reflect on the actions needed to find balance in your digital world.

Whether you’re upgrading or replacing your phone, there’s no question that what matters most is making sure all of your apps, photos, music and more are all safe and secure on your computer.  But what about YOU?  Are you backing up your “self”?  Do you need to restore your values?

Take a moment to breath and think about this little magical device in your hand that cost you hundreds of dollars and countless hours.  Has it cost you more than that?  Has it cost you to lose personal time or valuable relationships?

It’s time to restore.  Follow the acronym below!
Or download and complete this RESTORE Workshop Handout

R = Reflect on how you’re using your phone and ask yourself if it adds value

E = Eliminate the apps that give you the “feel bads” or are wasting your time

S = Set limits for when and where you use your phone


O = Off

R = Run the experiment – try out some of the changes

E = Encourage others with empathy

Trying to share this concept with someone who just won’t get off their device?
Introduce them to the RESTORE Digital Reflection Form (Created by Jason Snow)

Learn more about how to find digital balance in Michael’s workshop.

Events this year:

Georgia Higher Education USG Interact Conference
September 19, 2019 @TBD Savannah, GA

Utah Digital Teaching & Learning Summit 2019
September 17, 2019 @ Noah’s Event Center, Jordan, Utah

California Digital Government Summit
September 10, 2019 @ 9:00 AM Sacramento, CA

North Carolina Digital Government Summit 
August 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM Raleigh, NC

Los Angeles Digital Government Summit 
August 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM  Los Angeles, CA

Louisiana Digital Government Summit
June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM  Baton Rouge, LA

NYC Public Sector CIO Academy
April 9, 2019 @ 1:00 PM  Brooklyn, NY

IntegratED 2019
February 21, 2019 @ 10:30 AM  Portland, OR

AcceleratED 2019
February 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM  Portland, OR

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