Isn’t it ironic that there are apps designed to help us navigate our addiction to the digital world? Fight fire with fire, I guess.
Anyway, as mentioned in previous posts (here for instance), it is entirely impossible for me to use willpower or self-control to manage the time and energy I spend on mindless online activities.
The brain wants to avoid discomfort as much as possible so it will coax us back to the couch, our screens and comfort. In comparison to digital distractions, everything else seems to require far too much effort.
“Cal Newport has discovered a cure for the techno-exhaustion that plagues our always-on, digitally caffeinated culture.”
—Joshua Fields Millburn, The Minimalists
Join us for a discussion on how we can incorporate digital minimalism in practical ways that fit our lifestyle perfectly!
We will explore ideas to help us cultivate a sustainable digital minimalist lifestyle, including the importance of solitude, the necessity of cultivating high-quality leisure to replace mindless browsing and joining the attention resistance movement.
Yesterday, it dawned on me that I’ve finally managed to kill my phone. My phone, in all its capabilities and glory, bores me to tears these days.
I killed my phone two weeks ago when I removed the Safari app, the only app left on my phone that kept me glued to the screen. Besides its basic features, like texting, making phone calls, and taking pictures, the most entertaining app on my phone right now is the Hoopla app, a digital platform for borrowing books from the public library.