I've talked before about deleting and reducing the attention we give to social media, but it can actually go way beyond that in several ways. One is how we can expand our definition of digital media, and two, how it can affect our mental well-being. As reducing our digital footprint and use includes deleting apps … Continue reading When Too Much Media is Messing With Your Head (Reduce, Delete, Withdraw, Repeat)
I'm finding myself at a place that I often visit from time to time. A time in my life when I feel the excess coming on and have the instinctual push to find more clarity, focus, and simplicity. The principle of minimalism comes to mind, but I believe that minimalism is only a subsection of … Continue reading The Challenges of Clarity, Focus, Simplicity, and Minimalism
How does one improve their ability to focus and create more calm in their lives? I'm sure you've seen this question addressed a time or two through the endless content available. Between self-help books, blog posts, videos, podcasts, etc. you've come across solutions in some form or another. My personal solution is to be present. … Continue reading How I’m Reducing Stress and Distraction and Improving Focus and Calm
In a previous post (What Should I Do With My Fitness Blog) I wrote a bit about my frustrations and indecisions with said blog. It's still there in perpetual idle acting as a digital business card - a sort of self-owned LinkedIn but so much less noise and clutter. Lately, I've been thinking about pull-starting … Continue reading Does the World Need More Fitness Content?
Just another article about digital detox, social media, and balancing technology use. "Just a sec." If you're a parent and have ever caught yourself uttering those words then a technology inventory is overdue. More details on my plan a little later. First, I am a huge fan of useful technology. Emphasis on useful. If I … Continue reading My Digital Detox Plan and Schedule
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Do you think it will change our perspective on how we use and view technology? Have you changed any usage habits of your own? I viewed the documentary a bit differently than most. As a follower of the Center for Humane Technology for a while now and … Continue reading Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
Finding an action figure in your car seat can make your day. I'll explain, but first pardon me for a little rant. The modern workforce has a fantasy problem. It churns out images of minimalist work spaces and home decor that highlight a coffee cup on a sparse table with maybe a simple lamp, black-framed … Continue reading The Cold and Lifeless Modern Fantasy Workforce
I know what you're thinking, not another post about the evils of Facebook and other social media platforms. No it's not one of those. The negative effects of said social media is well documented as well as professed by many disciples of simpler living. So, my dilemma whether to keep or discard it is derived … Continue reading My Facebook Dilemma
Everywhere you look these days it seems like optimizing is the goal and the only goal. It's understood that if you're not driving forward with everything optimized, streamlined, and to it's fullest potential then you're slipping backwards. Companies are notoriously guilty of this. If a company doesn't make significant strides each quarter (strides that are … Continue reading Is Optimizing the Wrong Goal?
One Saturday morning I was slowly trying to wake up to some episodes of The Office. In my eyes this is a perfect way to start my day. During one commercial break I saw ads for streaming news services. Phrases like "Get your news anytime and anywhere," "Always on," and "Be the first to know" … Continue reading For More Happiness Do Less of This