Do you like riding roller coasters?
The first time I went on a roller coaster ride, I couldn’t keep my eyes open the whole time! Somehow, it seemed better not to know when las bajadas (the drops) were coming. I was afraid the WHOLE time and, of course, I screamed a lot. After the ride was over, I rode it again and again. The adrenaline of the unknown was an extraordinary experience and a way to conquer my fears.
Sometimes conquering fears can be challenging, but once you jump in, it gets easier! It can be this way with your cyber world – as you go up that first roller coaster hill, your stomach churns and you feel like you’re about to fall out. But once you settle into it, it can be a fun experience. Once you get over your cyber fears, you can relax and enjoy the ride, and allow yourself to learn new things along the way.
Instead of creating my own New Years Resolutions, I like to incorporate life changes that I can sustain over the years. One of the reasons I have switched my mindset from resolutions is that usually a resolution only lasts a few days. I have chosen diets as my resolution in the past, and they usually don’t work because it can be easy to fall into the same patterns. This is why now I usually focus on setting goals that will help me make positive change in my life, and will stick with me forever.
You can also do the same thing with your cyber habits. You don’t have to make all the changes in one day. Bit by bit, you can add new habits to your cyber toolbox. One thing that can help is setting reminders in your calendar to accomplish these things, so you don’t forget.
Here are 3 ways to commit to for a cyber safety journey in 2021:
- Update the software on your phone, computer and electronic devices
- Create a new email for your most sensitive accounts (medical, banking, business, etc.)
- Use a password that inspires and works for you beyond protecting your information.
These 3 things, while simple, can absolutely transform your cyber life. It will be so worth it, and I am here to take you by the hand on this journey!
Are you commiting to a safe cyber journey?