When your phone buzzes or a notification pops up your screen, do you stop what you're doing to look and respond? Do you have multiple devices constantly competing for your attention at all times? Do you find it hard to sit still for a bit without checking your phone or social media feeds? Have you been looking … Continue reading Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2019
My introduction to the NoSurf community, ironically, happened as I was mindlessly browsing through Reddit, my favorite guilty pleasure, and stumbled upon the NoSurf subreddit, a community for people who want to become more productive by wasting less time mindlessly surfing the internet. The NoSurf movement does not advocate for quitting the internet altogether. Instead, … Continue reading NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing
If we used our phones more like a hammer, would our life be a lot better? At least, according to the musical genius himself, Look at your phone as a tool, not an obligation. Would you walk around with a hammer in your pocket? You would pick up a hammer when you needed it. You would … Continue reading How to use your smartphone like a hammer
Writing can be a very therapeutic endeavor. Any form of writing, including creative, academic, or otherwise, can serve as a form of self-exploration to make sense of our thoughts and feelings, and discover our deepest desires. Keeping a personal journal is one of the ways in which we can incorporate writing into our lives to … Continue reading Keeping a daily journal for mental well-being
In my previous article, titled how to fill our days, I mentioned, rather sarcastically, that we should all denounce the Busyness Olympics, and instead brag about the glorious 7 to 8 hours of sleep we get each night. Unless there is a legitimate reason for an individual to sacrifice sleep, such as needing to work … Continue reading Sleep hygiene: is your sleep dirty?
Writing is a very therapeutic and self-reflecting practice for me that allows me to learn a lot more about myself. Until I started my research for this article, I did not know there were, in fact, plenty of blog posts, articles and even peer-reviewed journals out there on the phenomenon of texting anxiety. Although I … Continue reading #Textiety: Is texting culture giving us anxiety?