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What Happened When I Did a 30-day Digital Declutter

It’s not hard to find a distraction if you want one

It’s not hard to find a distraction if you want one. If I’m procrastinating, my go-tos are email, Facebook, and YouTube cleaning videos (yes, they’re a real thing, and they’re surprisingly satisfying to watch). And then there’s my phone.

When I saw my first Screen Time report, I learned that I pick up my phone every 37 minutes. This was eye-opening. Some of the reasons were valid, such as phone calls for work and texts from my family. But the majority of my time was spent on tasks that were simply out of boredom, like Free Cell and Facebook.

When Georgetown University associate professor Cal Newport’s new book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World came across my desk, I decided I needed to do a digital declutter. Following the success of his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Newport explores the unintentional consequences that technology has had in our personal lives.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Fast Company.

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