30 Day Digital Declutter
My smartphone and I have a love/hate relationship. While I love how connected it allows me to be with my loved ones, I hate how I have essentially become addicted to it. This small piece of technology seems to steal time from me and keep me from being present around my family. The pull to grab my phone to check my notifications or randomly scroll social media end up putting me in a time warp. Let's be real, it doesn't feel good. I have taken weekend social media breaks, even done a complete phone cleanse for 24+ hours, but the second I pick it back up again, all the urges to scroll immediately flood back.
So how do I break the habit and develop healthy habits and set boundaries with technology?
Enter Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.
If you are ready to break your technology and phone addiction, Newport's book is your guide. For month of December, I will be doing the 30-day digital declutter and sharing my journey with you. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It will be hard and, at times, it will be easy, but I am going to share it all with you and take you along with me.
So here is Newport's process:
Digital Declutter Process
1. Take a break from optional technologies for 30 days.
2. Explore and rediscover activities that you find meaningful and satisfying.
3. After the 30 day break, reintroduce optional technologies, starting from a blank slate.
When you reintroduce, ask yourself:
What value does it serve in your life?
How will you use it to maximize this value?
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