Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

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How to stay connected post-social media

It has been approximately two years and three months since I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter, and embarked on living without social media. While I am by no means an expert on how to maintain an exuberant social life, I have managed a modest social life post-social media despite not being soContinue reading “How to stay connected post-social media”

It’s time for a digital detox

These past few weeks, I gave myself permission to cave into my digital addiction while going through many unpleasant life changes. Practicing digital wellness requires mindfulness, discipline, and dedication, which I felt I didn’t have the energy for. So, I held on tightly to my phone and binged on the internet day after day toContinue reading “It’s time for a digital detox”

What I’ve learned from not browsing on my phone for a month

I have been meaning to write a follow-up to my digital minimalism challenge post for the past two weeks now but there is always something easier to do, something more fun, at a tap of a screen. Most can relate to the challenge of distracting apps and platforms that clutter our lives and make it harderContinue reading “What I’ve learned from not browsing on my phone for a month”

Cultivating high-quality alternatives to digital distractions

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Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2019

When your phone buzzes or a notification pops up your screen, do you stop what you’re doing to look and respond?  Do you have multiple devices constantly competing for your attention at all times? Do you find it hard to sit still for a bit without checking your phone or social media feeds? Have youContinue reading “Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2019”

NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing

My introduction to the /r/nosurf community on reddit happened, ironically, as I was mindlessly browsing through the website, my favourite time passing activity and guilty-pleasure. The subreddit /r/nosurf  is a community for people who want to become more productive by wasting less time mindlessly surfing the internet. The NoSurf movement does not advocate for quittingContinue reading “NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing”

How to use your smartphone like a hammer

If we used our phones more like a hammer, would our life be a lot better? At least, according to the musical genius himself, yes. Look at your phone as a tool, not an obligation. Would you walk around with a hammer in your pocket?  You would pick up a hammer when you needed it.Continue reading “How to use your smartphone like a hammer”