31-day challenge of no devices after 8 PM

A new month, like the new year, brings about new possibilities and opportunities to commit to a habit change. Towards the end of last May, I committed to follow a morning and night routine for 31 days to bring about a much needed structure to my days in quarantine. A relatively simple change to my dailyContinue reading “31-day challenge of no devices after 8 PM”

Be informed, stay sane: Digital wellness in the era of COVID-19

What’s hoarding toilet papers got to do a fatal flu virus outbreak? Good ol’ media. 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. Imagine this. The year is 2020. A flu virus,Continue reading “Be informed, stay sane: Digital wellness in the era of COVID-19”

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

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Lessons from two and a half years without social media

This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century. Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter. AreContinue reading “Lessons from two and a half years without social media”

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”

Laugh or log off

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Event recap: Practising digital minimalism in a digitally-caffeinated culture

Cal Newport has discovered a cure for the techno-exhaustion that plagues our always-on, digitally caffeinated culture. — JOSHUA FIELDS MILLBURN, THE MINIMALISTS This past weekend, Toronto’s Digital Minimalism Meetup Group held our second event, practicing digital minimalism in a digitally-caffeinated culture. The event centered around discussing the challenges of the digital world and practical waysContinue reading “Event recap: Practising digital minimalism in a digitally-caffeinated culture”

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”