Stop scrolling, start enjoying!

For a long time I have struggled with researching the best media and the best way to experience it. Which albums are the best in each genre? Which artists have the most must-listen songs?Which is the best headphone in my budget? Should I stream from Apple or Spotify or should I download Hi-Res tracks for…

How to make hard decisions

Simple things like choosing what to wear can sometimes take up too much mind space while they have no real consequences. However the real problem arises when you have to make decisions that will impact your life and lives of others. Imagine the magnitude of decision making that people like presidents and prime ministers go…

Does binging media make it less fun?

We all require some form of media to relax after a long day. For me, that usually means reading a book, listening to music or watching YouTube. The term ‘binging’ used by people who watch whole seasons of a TV series has me intrigued. I recall a time more than a decade ago, when we…

How to get back into reading

As a kid, I changed cities, schools and apartments half a dozen times. Although I was an introvert, I quickly learnt how to make friends and not be alone. However, my first priority for having fun was (and still is) reading fiction. My mother got me into the habit of reading when I was a…

Help, I’m obsessed with single-tasking devices!

Here’s a list of the devices I use for all sorts of purposes. You’ll soon know why this can be a problem. iPhone XR as my main communications device.Old Acer laptop with excellent keyboard as my work PC , for creative writing and browsing. Kindle Paperwhite which is my favourite way to read since 2013.BlackBerry…

Reading fiction can change your life

Reading is still criminally underrated and I want people to understand my obsession with it. Now, this isn’t your average “read self help every day” kind of post. Yes there are a few useful books in that genre but I seldom read them anymore because either I have implemented most of their advice or they…

The Surprising Benefits of Deleting WhatsApp

WhatsApp recently rolled out a new privacy policy with alarming consequences. Once again, I started to reconsider the actual need of using WhatsApp and seriously considered deleting it. WhatsApp has become such an integral part of our lives: people assume that everyone has it (it’s true) and use that for all sorts of communications –…

Digital Minimalism on iOS (iPhone XR review)

For a good number of years now, I have walked the difficult path of digital minimalism where I haven’t quit any digital utility but I have learned to control my usage. Many digital minimalists take the step of going full dumb phone, no internet, fully analogue life. But for me, I need to have the…

Album Recommendations: Metal and K-Pop

I’ve been listening to a lot of music these days and ever since I started long distance running way back in 2013, I’ve preferred full albums over playlists or single tracks. An album is generally a better way to enjoy music because most of them have some sort of continuity in them, either in theme…

Netflix and YouTube for Digital Minimalists

Picture this: It’s been a long day and you are exhausted, physically and mentally. You just want to kick back and relax with some good content to watch. A lot of times we prefer watching videos instead of reading or gaming because those two take up some mental resources whereas videos can be watched passively….