Hridoy Ahmed
on December 18, 2022 60 views
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
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Why it works
Principle #1: Clutter is costly.
Cluttering your attention and time with too many devices, apps, and services creates an overall negative
cost that swamps the small benefits that each individual item provides in isolation.
Principle #2: Optimization is important.
Make sure the technology supports something you value and think about carefully how best to use the
technology to extract its full potential benefit.
Principle #3: Intentionality is satisfying
Digital minimalists derive significant satisfaction from their general commitment to being more
intentional about how they engage with new technologies.
How much of your time and attention, must be sacrificed to earn the small profit of occasional
connections and new ideas by spending time on Twitter? I Twitter consumes ten hours per week interesting this
cost might be too high for the limited benefits. lf you value new connections and exposure to
ideas, why not adopt a habit of attending an interesting talk or event every month, and force yourself to
chat with at least three people while there? This could produce similar types of value but consume only
a few hours of your life per month, leaving you with an extra thirty-seven hours to dedicate to other
meaningful pursuits.
The Digital Declutter Process
Put aside a thirty-day period during which you will take a break from optional technologies in your life
Netflix and various non-essential apps such as Facebook would be included however texting to arrange
to collect your child from football isn't. You are not trying to do this as a detoxicifciation more a new
During this thirty-day break, explore and rediscover activities and behaviours that you find satisfying and
The goal of a digital declutter, is not simply to enjoy time away from intrusive technology. During this
month long process, you must aggressively explore higher-quality activities to fill in the time left vacant
by the optional technologies you're avoiding
Much like decluttering your house, this lifestyle experiment provides a reset for your digital life by
clearing away distracting tools and compulsive habits that may have accumulated haphazardly over
time and replacing them with a much more intentional set of behaviours, optimized, in proper
minimalist fashion, to support your values instead of subverting them.
This might feels as if a psychological weight you didn't realize had been dragging them down. Look at
optional technologies and don't think is a detox more new lifestyle.
At the end of the break, reintroduce optional technologies into your life, starting from a blank slate. It
might be that you then spend one hour on Facebook once a week at weekends, rather than every day
and keep the app off your phone. If you are using apps by habit and not gaining from them consider
deleting them.
To allow an optional technology back into your life at the end of the digital declutter,it must:
Serve something you deeply value, not just offer some benefit.
Be the best way to use technology to serve this value, if it's not, replace it with something better.
Have role in your life that IS constrained with standard operating procedure that specifies when and ... want to know more watch the video :)
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