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

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The opposite of addiction is connection

The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite of addiction isconnection. — JOHANN HARI Are you looking to take back control of your time and attention?  SIGN UP HERE to receive my FREE weekly newsletter with 5 ideas to bring digital wellness to your daily life. In a podcast episode by Your Undivided Attention, titled theContinue reading “The opposite of addiction is connection”

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”

Three digital wellness apps I use to tame my digital addiction

Isn’t it ironic that there are apps designed to help us navigate our addiction to the digital world? Fight fire with fire, I guess. Anyway, as mentioned in previous posts (here for instance), it is entirely impossible for me to use willpower or self-control to manage the time and energy I spend on mindless online activities.Continue reading “Three digital wellness apps I use to tame my digital addiction”

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”

Demonizing the tool(s) is scapegoating

Addiction, for the most part, is escapism. Most addictions are the result of individuals trying to escape the unappealing realities of life, be it pain, loss, emotional turmoil and suffering. Pretty much anything can become an addiction, including alcohol, drugs, sex, food, gambling, and video games, if used excessively as a coping mechanism. Are youContinue reading “Demonizing the tool(s) is scapegoating”

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”