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…

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…

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…

Take control of your free time

There comes a time when the 24 hours in a day are just not enough. Whether you are a student with too many classes to attend or a working adult with long workdays; at the end of the day you will feel overwhelmed. You would want to sit down and relax with some mindless leisure….