It’s September! I’m on round two of what I’ve dubbed my September Sabbatical, otherwise known as my yearly time to take a one-month recess from podcast production.
Throughout September, we’re airing some of the most insightful, inspiring interviews from the archives. You’ll hear from experts discussing topics like habits, happiness, focus, digital minimalism, classic financial lessons and easy-to-make financial mistakes. Enjoy!
Have you found yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media feeds over the last few months? Have you also found yourself in a state of sadness, anxiety, or aggravation afterwards?
We live in an increasingly noisy world. A world in which many of us use social media, or the internet in general, to escape. But our escapes often leave us feeling empty and annoyed at ourselves for wasting several hours of precious time.
Here’s one possible remedy for this tiring, relentless cycle: embrace the philosophy of digital minimalism.
Okay, I’m in. But…what’s digital minimalism?
Digital minimalism is a term coined by Dr. Cal Newport, today’s guest.
It describes a three-step process:
- Cull the time you spend staring at a screen
- Spend more time on digital activities that align with your values
- Ignore everything else.
Dr. Cal Newport is a two-time guest on the podcast and the bestselling author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism. If you want to take control of your time and prevent technology from ruling your time, you’ll want to hear what Cal has to say about decluttering your digital life.
You’ll enjoy this episode if…
- You’re sick of being addicted to technology that enables mindless usage.
- You want to learn how to be intentional with screen time.
- You’d like to feel okay after you check-in with your phone or socials and foster a positive relationship with technology
- Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport
- Deep Work, by Cal Newport
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