What I’ve learned from not browsing on my phone for a month

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I have been meaning to write a follow-up to my digital minimalism challenge post for the past two weeks now but there is always something easier to do, something more fun, at a tap of a screen.

Most can relate to the challenge of distracting apps and platforms that clutter our lives and make it harder to focus our attention on things we value. Continue reading “What I’ve learned from not browsing on my phone for a month”

Event Recap: Introduction to Digital Minimalism

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Last Sunday, June 30th, a group of digital minimalism enthusiasts and friends met at the Jason George pub in Toronto to learn more about digital minimalism and intentional digital use.

During this two-hour event, we discussed what digital minimalism is, the three core principles of digital minimalism, and committed to implementing a 30-day digital declutter challenge for the month of July. Continue reading “Event Recap: Introduction to Digital Minimalism”

Upcoming Event: Introduction to Digital Minimalism

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Toronto’s Digital Minimalism Meetup Group is hosting our first event, Introduction to Digital Minimalism!

We will be utilizing Cal Newport’s new book to explore the following three questions:

  1. What exactly is digital minimalism?
  2. What are the three core principles of digital minimalism?
  3. How can we best adopt digital minimalism into our lives?

We will also discuss practical tips and ideas for digital declutter, followed by a 30-day digital declutter challenge for the month of July.

You can register HERE!!!

Toronto’s Digital Minimalism Meetup Group

“Rethink your online life. Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world.”

Toronto’s Digital Minimalism is a group for digital minimalists, and individuals interested in practicing digital minimalism. Using Cal Newport’s definition, digital minimalism is a philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.

We hope to create a space for likeminded individuals to meet and exchange ideas to radically transforming their digital lives!

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Digital minimalism

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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 has been a really long time since I longed to reach for a book in between tiny moments of a movie paused while my boyfriend went to grab something or while we waited for the next episode to start.

The intention of writing this article is to provide a brief summary of Digital Minimalism, focusing on what I found the most useful and highlighting my own journey towards digital minimalism. Continue reading “Digital minimalism”

Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2019

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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 for ideas to unplug, without having to depend on sheer willpower followed by pure defeat?

If so, you can take the pledge to participate in this year’s National Day of Unplugging, a 24 hour global respite from technology. After taking the pledge, you can finally put all your electronic devices in a 16-digits-password-protected safe and throw it across the Atlantic ocean to finally have an uninterrupted board game night with your loved ones.

Take a pledge and download your own toolkit!

Continue reading “Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2019”