Digital Minimalism: A Minimal SolutionNewport defines Digital Minimalism as, “A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.” Digital Minimalism is an evaluation and strategy of how to reduce the constant noise of technology, especially social media.
Background on Cal:Cal is a computer scientist professor at Georgetown University. Digital Minimalism was published in 2019, but Cal has published several books, with a few of his best sellers being “Deep Work” and “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” If you do a quick social media search for Cal’s accounts – you won’t find him. He has never had a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account, but you can learn more about him at calnewport.com.
Set a rule or guideline with technology, such as:
If you are not interested in the book or you just want one takeaway from this, either try the 30-day digital declutter or even a 5-day one. It will in the least make you very aware of how much you are attached to your phone and social media. It might even scare you.
How to contact Matt:Email: email@example.com
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