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Radical digital detox ideas
Besides flushing your phone down the toilet
I have tried it all: From quitting social media to flushing my phone down the toilet— true story. Spoiler alert: iPhone 4s doesn't flush. If you have ever felt completely out of control with your digital addiction, you might feel my pain. It’s nice to finally be in control of my screens; for the most part anyway.
Five things to share:
Over the years, I have implemented radical changes, besides flushing my phone down the toilet, that have forced me to experience life without constantly escaping into digital distractions. After experiencing the blissful offline world, it is hard to want to go back to spending countless hours mindlessly browsing the internet, obsessively checking for messages, or reading news that has 0.001% relevancy to my life. I share with you four radical digital detox ideas that have helped me to experience the joy of the world outside of my phone screen.
Two books I’m currently enjoying: For the Time Being by Annie Dillard (morning read) and The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom (night read). Morning reads are for learning and inspiration, and night reads are for unwinding and meditating on the human condition.
Asking Hunter-Gatherers Life's Toughest Questions is a short video featuring the Hadza Tribe of Tanzania. The tribe's leader Soloco gives eloquent answers to life’s toughest questions: What is the most important thing in life? What happens when we die? How do we find happiness? Soloco’s answer is simple: “To be happy, we need meat.” It could all be so simple.
A quote I want to share with you this week:
If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.
— Edith Wharton
The Hadza Tribe has inspired me to share, and try to live by, this quote.
Time for a Digital Declutter: 8 Simple Ways to Cut Screen Time. The goal is to minimize low-quality digital distractions in exchange for a life well lived.
That’s all for this week!
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