Digital Minimalism 4: Video Streaming

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….

Digital Minimalism 3: Screen Time Is Just A Number!

As I started to take control of my phone usage and screen usage in general, I resorted to reducing the number of hours I use my phone in a day. I got as low as 28 minutes in a day! But the process of digital minimalism as popularized by Cal Newport is a lot more…

5 things to do in 5 minutes (instead of social media)

Any form of short content (like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube) is so popular (and can be addictive) because we either don’t have much time to consume long form content (like books, movies, albums) or we believe we don’t have enough time to consume them. I often find myself wanting to look at my phone in the…

How I Learnt to Love Music Again (Ft. My Android iPod)

As the noises from the street died away and the world around me fell asleep, I would lay in bed, often past my bedtime, with one or both earbuds, listening to good music with eyes closed. Music has been a big part of my life since the time I was a middle schooler. It was…

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…

Is Boredom Good for you?

You sit in a lecture and as the professor drones on, your mind wanders. You think of the past and future. You doodle something and it turns out well. You write down a story, an idea; just something to get away from this boring present moment. Sounds familiar? Research and our personal experiences point out…

The Joy of Journaling

For the last four years, I have been writing down my thoughts on paper regularly and it has changed my life. In this article, I’ll tell you how it has enriched my life and why you should start journaling today. What are your goals? I started writing a diary because I wanted to keep a…