Digital Minimalism #2: Single Use Devices

Consider, for a minute, all the daily-use tools that your smartphone has replaced: alarm clocks, digital cameras, music players, game consoles, wrist watches, even pocket notebooks among other things. Heck, in the absence of more powerful devices, most of us can work and study on our phones quite well too. The all-powerful smartphone has replaced…

Digital Minimalism #1: Social Media

Ever since the smartphone age peaked with powerful devices coupled with fast internet; we have all admitted to the problems that came along with them. All sorts of addictions fueled our lives and we strove to find respite from them. A brilliant philosophy resonated with me which has been discussed for a few years now….

Make Your Smartphone Dumb

Most of us already understand the perils of smartphone addiction: the biggest time hog and attention hog of our life. This is the intention of the makers- they want us to use it more and more. It really makes me wonder about the whole digital minimalism/ digital detox rage. Does limiting tech usage boost personal…

How I Eliminated Smartphone Distraction

After years of experimentation, many failures and successes, I finally realized the key to quitting compulsive smartphone usage. Eliminate anything that has the capacity to engage you endlessly. Apps that have no end to their content. Social media apps, entertainment apps and endless (and online) games. Here’s how I conquered my three main evils: YouTube…

Why Can’t We Focus?

Do you pull out your smartphone too often and don’t even realize it? Say, while watching a movie that you are actually enjoying? For me, the big moment of realization was a hard punch in the gut. I was thoroughly enjoying a book and yet, I pulled out my phone to check social media. I was…

The #1 Method to Kill Bad Habits

Read the previous article first: How to kill bad habits (and create good ones) The bad news is: habits can never be deleted entirely. The good news is: they can be replaced. Hence, the key lies in figuring out your habit loop, isolating your reward and replacing your routine with something beneficial. Hence the best…