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Sh farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life starting with a thirty day digital declutter process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and in controlTechnology is intrinsically neither good nor bad The key is using it to support your goals and values rather than letting it use you This book shows the way I like the idea in here less is We do not need all the apps and the social platforms He s definitely talking to someone like me here I am not a huge consumer of these platforms mostly this is age related However I listened to his book using audible and some apps have really helped me expand my mind meditation apps and audible are two There is no room in Newport s framework for using smartphones in a good way He s sort of an intellectual luddite I get this and sometimes I think it s easier to draw crisp and bright lines and never walk over them lest you get sucked in but perhaps we need to think about our relationship with our app filled phones before we just swear them off I think the better plan would be to practice radical consciousness when dealing with tech To not walk numbly and dumbly into each platform and let it take our free will

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Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy worldIn this timely and enlightening book the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless livesDigital minimalists are all around us They're the calm happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones They can get lost in a good book a woodworking project or a leisurely morning run They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience They stay informed about the news of the day but don' Cal Newport provided practical advice on how to embrace the philosophy of Digital Minimalism Spend time alone to gain solitude Leave your phone at home Take long walks Write letters to yourself journaling Don t click likes Avoid falling into the slot machine feedback loop of likes Consolidate texting hold conversation office hours Reclaiming conversations Reclaim Leisure prioritize demanding leisure activity over pass consumption use skills to produce valuable things in the physical world seek leisure activities with real world structured social interactions fix or build something every week schedule low uality leisure join something eg a community follow leisure plan Join the attention resistance delete social media from your phone turn your device into single purpose computers embrace slow media dumb down your smart phone

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T feel overwhelmed by it They don't experience fear of missing out because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfactionNow Newport gives us a name for this uiet movement and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech saturated world Common sense tips like turning off notifications or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family friends and work What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use for what purposes and under what conditionsDrawing on a diverse array of real life examples from Ami 5 Stars Where we want to be cautious is when the sound of a voice or a cup of coffee with a friend is replaced with likes on a post Read This Book Have you ever told someone in your life you just didn t have enough time in the day to get everything done Have you thought about why that is Maybe look down and see what you ve been doing for the last 5 10 or even 60 minutes Probably scrolling through your phone Sometimes with intention but sadly a lot of the time we are on our phones because of we are boredom or we are addicted and fear FOMOA little background before I get into this book and why it s very important I ve always been into tech I started at a young age went to college and got a Web DevInteractive Media degree and I ve had jobs in Digital Marketing Email Marketing and now Cyber Security I use tech each and everyday so you may be asking why I think this book is so important and uestioning why I agree there is a problem Well because I started to notice it in my own life and around me I d go meet a friend and they d sit there scrolling through their phone while i m trying to talk to them I ve watched family members sit on their phones while we re supposed to be spending time together I looked around my train car the last couple days at 95% of people sat there scrolling through their phones and most of it was social media not work I watch families of 4 go out to eat and all 4 parents and kids are on their phones Why bother going out I know you may thinking well that s their choice and I agree but I personally don t want to lose human interaction to my phone or my time to my phoneother tech Mindless scrolling because I m bored or that I m afraid I m going to miss out just isn t worth my mental health or relationships I also started to recently feel depressive and sad feelings while being on social media It made me feel sad watching others thrive in their life and I felt insignificant in a way The Facebook effect is real and I firsthand have felt it Just remember there was once a time when we didn t have all this tech or phones and we were connected less anxious and we still survived I realize I m typing this on a digital site and it has to be read here but just hear me outDIGITAL MINIMALISM takes us through different steps that you can go through to become a digital minimalist What is one you ask They re the calm happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones They can get lost in a good book a woodworking project or a leisurely morning run They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience They stay informed about the news of the day but don t feel overwhelmed by it They don t experience fear of missing out because they already know which activities provide them with meaning and satisfactionNewport takes us through almost detoxing yourself from doing tech activities without intention So if you spend 2 hours a day on facebook try taking it off your phone so you can get over the urge of automatically opening it and then set aside specific time to go on it and try to use it with high intention so that you really get something out of it Technology is not good or bad and Cal is actually a Computer Scientist it s so about how we use it and how we can change that to be healthyI personally made a few changes my husband and I do not look at our phones during dinner or any meal together In fact I try to leave my phone in the car or at home as much as I can I put on night mode at night I put my phone farther away at night I turned off almost all phone notifications The next step is to delete some low intention social media appsIf you are ready to take back control of your time and not feel like you need your phone attached to you every second then definitely read this book It s simple but powerful and it has a lot of interesting studiesbackground on technology as a whole I personally love technology it is my job after all but I m ready to use it intentionally then mindlessly and strengthen my human face to face connections rather than hoovering behind a screen I think my neck thumbs and hands will probably thank me too


10 thoughts on “Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

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  2. says:

    Cal Newport provided practical advice on how to embrace the philosophy of Digital Minimalism Spend time alone to gain solitude Leave your phone at home Take long walks Write letters to yourself journaling Don't click likes Avoid falling into the slot machine feedback loop of likes Consolidate texting hold convers

  3. says:

    I badly wanted to like this book I really did Because I have very much enjoyed other books by Cal Newport So Good That They Can’t Ignore Yo

  4. says:

    35 stars I appreciate the thesis that by choosing to minimize technology in our day to day lives we're choosing to be deliberate with how we spend our time I liked some of the advice to consolidate texting hold conversation office hours and in general choose to be purposeful with what energy we give to reacting to others I think this book would have been stronger if he provided research to this points rather than random anecdote

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    I know the irony of writing such a review on a social media platform but as always there is potential for both good and for bad for modest consumption or addictionOne should always keep in mind that humans are social animals prone to getting addicted to interacting with each other Online 247 Until real life which one was that sti

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    5 Stars Where we want to be cautious is when the sound of a voice or a cup of coffee with a friend is replaced with ‘likes’ on a post Read This Book Have you ever told someone in your life you just didn't have enough

  7. says:

    I liked this book but I will be sincere The methods offered here to be a minimalist aren’t realistic for many of us including me It’s not that I and many others don’t have the will to be a minimalist but it’s that

  8. says:

    Every rare once in awhile a Facebook friend announces their imminent departure from Facebook Or simply uietly slips away leaving behind a shadow profile in my friends list I send up a silent cheer when I realize they have deactivated their account knowing in my belly they are better off without this ubiuitous social media overlord For a lo

  9. says:

    I like the idea in here less is We do not need all the apps and the social platforms He's definitely talking to someone like me here I am not a huge consumer of these platforms mostly this is age related However I listened to his book using audible and some apps have really helped me expand my mind meditation apps and audible are two There is no room in Newport's framework for using smartphones in a good way He's sort of an intellectual

  10. says:

    I've been thinking a lot these days about making deliberate tech choices No one human not even Steve Jobs ever expected technology to invade our lives the way it has Instead keeping us tethered to our tech and pulling that