Being digitally savvy is a key requirement if you want to excel in this tech-driven era. However, trying to get the needed skills can become challenging when you’re always caught up in school, work or other daily activities.
In this piece, we introduce you to daily habits that will make you digitally savvy in little or no time. You could get started with them right away and get what you want in little or no time.
Here we go.
Daily Habits That Will Make You Digitally Savvy
1.Ditch The Papers
If you will learn how to use digital devices to solve your problems, then you will need to use them more often than you do not.
Writing down information on your devices rather than on paper is a nice way to increase the time you spend on the devices.
This will also increase your chances of knowing the core features of digital technology and how it is combined to give you a device that can meet your needs.
Instead of a paper diary, you could use mobile phone or desktop applications such as Evernote, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Jotterpad to put down information.
In addition, you could use digital-based accounting tools such as Quicken or Mint to manage your budget and finances on a daily basis.
2.Surf The Web For Some Minutes Daily
Even though some new technologies have shown promises for the future, the internet remains a key feature of digital devices. In fact, if you can master how to use the internet to get information or some work done, then you are already halfway from being digitally savvy.
Spend around 10-15 minutes to use the internet for something other than chatting with friends on social media or seeing videos on Youtube. You could spend some time to
- Conduct a research on a particular topic using different search engines
- Visit websites in the same niche to find out their similarities and differences.
- Consider what features could attract users to a website.
- Visit different e-commerce stores to study how they are set up
- Discover how offline businesses use the internet to promote their brand.
These are just random ideas and you could vary them in order to explore some of the amazing features that make up the foundation of the web.
The little time you spend doing this daily will definitely add up well to your other efforts to become digitally savvy.
3. Take Online Courses
Online courses are the new way of learning and also a way to improve your knowledge of digital. Most online courses feature videos, practice sessions, and assignments that can be done with your mobile or desktop devices.
Perhaps the best thing about online courses is that they are flexible, so you do not have to worry about how much you devote daily. You could pick a few days in the week and then dedicate a few minutes to online courses that you enroll for.
Udemy.com(multiple courses), coursera.com(multiple courses), and codeacademy.com(web designing) are great places to get started
4. Embrace Opportunities To Interact With Digital
Instead of staying glued to the traditional way of doing things which in several cases does not involve digital, seek out opportunities that will get you closer to digital technology.
For instance, daily activities such as reading a book or newspaper, bank transactions, playing games, watching TV, or videos and shopping can be done with the aid of your mobile or desktop device. This means you spend more time trying out new things on your digital devices without changing so much about your daily routine.
5. Do It Yourself (DIY)
Instead of calling people to help you out with every single task that involves digital, try to do it by yourself. This way you learn a lot faster and grow in confidence.
Technological devices or courses are not as complex as you may think it to be, but you won’t find out by not trying.
Also, since you want to become digitally savvy, it is important that you only seek help when you’ve tried your best to DIY.
Getting these habits into your daily routine and carrying on with it for a long period of time can turn you into a digital expert. In this journey, it is the little things that you do every day that adds up as big results.
So now, you can quit complaining about how you know very little about digital technology and start working on how to turn your story around. We wish you success.