Addiction by design: how technology keeps us hooked

Photo by John Kappa ツ on Unsplash A while back, I wrote a very lengthy and super detailed article on the attention economy: how and why big data is hijacking your mind. Honestly? Even I don’t read super long articles on the web anymore. I don’t have the attention span for it (Oops…) So, in all fairness, I’ve… Continue reading Addiction by design: how technology keeps us hooked

The attention merchants: The harvesters of human attention

Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash A while back, I wrote a very lengthy and super detailed article on the attention economy: how and why big data is hijacking your mind. Honestly? Even I don’t read super long articles on the web anymore. I don’t have the attention span for it (Oops…) So, in all fairness, I’ve decided… Continue reading The attention merchants: The harvesters of human attention

A very short introduction to the attention economy

Photo by Oleg Laptev on Unsplash A while back, I wrote a very lengthy and super detailed article on the attention economy: how and why big data is hijacking your mind. Honestly? Even I don’t read super long articles on the web anymore. I don’t have the attention span for it (Oops…) So, in all… Continue reading A very short introduction to the attention economy

Read a book instead

Photo by Aneta Pawlik on Unsplash Every year, millions of people make New Year's resolutions hoping to spark positive change in their lives. Reading is one of the most popular resolutions for many people, including myself. And, for very good reasons. Reading is an excellent hobby with many benefits. It puts our brain to work.… Continue reading Read a book instead

On taking a digital break

Photo by Boba Jovanovic on Unsplash What better time than the end of the year, and 2020 at that, to take a much need break from the digital world? It all started with a conversation. Last Thursday, Mine from @unapologetically.mine and I got on Instagram Live to chat about protecting our inner peace while using… Continue reading On taking a digital break

How I radically decluttered my email and online accounts to minimize digital overwhelm

Life without internet Taking my own advice, I paid attention to what part of my digital life was causing me the most stress. Email was the number one offender. On a recent vacation, I experimented with life without email. For a week, I didn't check my email at all. It was simply amazing, glorious, freeing,… Continue reading How I radically decluttered my email and online accounts to minimize digital overwhelm

Is digital declutter for you?

Digital declutter is a very personal journey. For some, it's their email inbox that is cluttered and stressful. For others, it's their desktop overflowing with files and documents. Below are three ideas to determine if digital declutter is for you. 1. pay attention What, if any, area of your digital space is overflowing and stressful?… Continue reading Is digital declutter for you?

A radical digital declutter journey

📍 Antigua If you surrendered to the air, you can ride it." — Toni Morrison *Sigh.* It has finally dawned on me I'm one person with one brain, and there is only so much information I can realistically consume before I die of information-exhaustion. Hey, stress kills! The realization hit me during my recent unplugged… Continue reading A radical digital declutter journey

Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

Photo by visuals on Unsplash Do you ever read, watch, or see something extremely outrages online, be it a Facebook post, a YouTube video, or a comment on a blog article, and feel greatly irritated and annoyed? There have been many times where I have come across such content online that elicit strong negative emotions… Continue reading Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

Three practical tips to read over 20 books a year

some of my favourite books The benefits of reading are countless and impressive. Reading puts your brain to work. It involves several brain functions, including visual and auditory processes, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension, and more. It increases your attention spans, focus and concentration. Reading also stimulates mental processes, and that helps preserve memory skills as we… Continue reading Three practical tips to read over 20 books a year