Digital technology has its benefits and is not all bad. But tech overuse and tech addiction cause problems, too.
To break our tech addiction and master our tech use, we need Digital Minimalism:
“A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else,” says author Cal Newport.
1) Online information and entertainment often create distraction (move you away from what you really want), instead of traction (move you toward what you really want).
2) Social media and online search platforms are designed to hook us. The technology that connects us also controls, manipulates, polarizes, distracts, monetizes and divides us.
3) 3 things you can do to break your tech addiction and master your tech use:
i. Complete the digital declutter process
ii. Practice solitude
iii. Reclaim true leisure
To listen to episode 54, Digital Minimalism: Break Your Technology Addiction and Master Your Tech Use, click here. If you prefer to read the transcript, go here. Subscribe to The Incrementalist at Apple Podcasts or other apps.
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Dyan Williams is a productivity coach who helps working parents, lawyers, small business owners and other busy people turn their ideas into action, reduce overwhelm, and focus on what truly matters. She is also a solo lawyer who practices U.S. immigration law and legal ethics at Dyan Williams Law PLLC. She is the author of The Incrementalist: A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps.