For the month of July I intend to do what Cal Newport in his book Digital Minimalism calls a digital declutter. For 31 days I’ll abstain from the use of Facebook, Instagram and the like. I just don’t like how I behave around these engineered endless sources of dopamin hits. These are my rules:
- I may check email once a day, using my new favorite, HEY.com.
- I may check the Instagram page of Gillio once on Monday evenings, to know if that particular binder I’m waiting for will be released on the Tuesday after, because if I miss it it might be another decade before I get a new chance.
- I may check two sources of news once every morning.
Apart from that, no optional technologies.
I plan to put my iPhone in a drawer and only use my Punkt MP01 when I’m out and about. We’ll se if that’s even possible these days.
I’ll try to fill the void with good old-fashioned reading and practicing being bored.
29 Jun 2020