It’s been an exciting week for many reasons. I’ve been starting my morning with coffee and a book, going on long walks with my husband, and cooking intuitively— using my senses, not a recipe. The result? Less time spent online. The best part? I hardly miss it.
Below are five things I thought were worth sharing this week:
There is a prevailing ideal in the digital wellness realm: quitting the digital all together. Quit social media. Quit the Internet. Quit your smartphone. Yet, such drastic measures for life-tech balance aren’t always realistic nor desirable for everyone. Nor, does it need to be so extreme. Read how I'm going analog in a digital world without sacrificing the convenience, ease, and connection the digital world provides me.
I read Shop class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford a while back. Crawford is a philosopher who quit his office job as a think tank director in Washington, D.C and opened a motorcycle repair shop to enjoy the psychological value of working with our hands. For Crawford, the feeling of taking a broken machine, struggling with it, then eventually enjoying a tangible indication that he had succeeded provided him with a sense of accomplishment that he struggled to replicate at his previous office job.
I watched return to analog - how to break the digital leash, a 13-minute TED Talk by Ernest Barbaric. Going analog, stepping away from compulsive digital distraction, allows us to reconnect with ourselves and those around us. We can do so through these three simple practices: dedicate, connect, and create.
A quote I want to share this week: “Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art” by Maya Angelou. Going for long walks and exploring the city is my adventure. What’s yours?
Is your GPS scrambling your brain? Our over-reliance on technology might be altering our brains in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
That’s all for this week!
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