How to do digital detox?

The author of 'Digital Minimalism' Cal Newport share tips how to have a healthier relationship with your digital devices.
2:09 | 06/09/19

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Today, we're tackling a huge issue, how to have a healthier relationship with your digital devices. I recently talk with author Cal Newport. About how not to let your phone rule your life. Why is this so important? I think a lot of people right now are starting to feel uneasy about their relationship with their technology. In particular, how much they're now doing this, looking down at their screen. They're looking for a way to fix this relationship. I have been struggling with this mightily for years. You have plan in your book about how people can do this. Remove any app that makes money from your attention. It's worth remembering that billions of dollars have been invested to try and figure out how to get you compulsively look at your phone screen. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself from that, take off the phone the apps where that investment was made. You can access them at your desktop but it's not in your pocket. There's something called a 30-day digital declutter. What is it? Well, I recommend that you actually take a full 30 days to step away from the technologies in your personal life that are optional, the things that you don't need to run your business. During that period, get back to things you care about. And when it's over, rebuild your digital life from scratch. You've put people through this digital declutter, 30-day program. What do you hear from them? One thing I discovered those who are most likely to succeed in making sustainable changes, were those who put in the effort during those 30 days is, what do I want to be doing instead of looking at the screen? Those who did that thinking were much more likely to make long-term sustainable changes. As I said, huge subject. Cal, thank you very much. If you want to hear much more, from my conversation with Cal Newport, check out the 10% happier podcast available on apple podcast and we'll.

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