"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." — Henry David Thoreau I just finished the highly anticipated book by Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, and it was every bit of as good as I hoped for. I couldn't put it down. It … Continue reading Digital minimalism
This post is a way overdue follow up to the National Unplugging Day article I wrote, and my experience unplugging. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, digital media users often spend more hours online than they sleep, yet only half believe it improves their quality of life. Not only is increased in … Continue reading Unplugging: A digital detox experiment
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 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?