Cut the Fluff and Become a Digital Minimalist, with Dr. Cal Newport


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#276: Have you found yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media feeds over the last few months? Have you also found yourself in a state of sadness, anxiety, or aggravation afterwards?

We live in an increasingly noisy world. A world in which many of us use social media, or the internet in general, to escape. But our escapes often leave us feeling empty and annoyed at ourselves for wasting several hours of precious time.

Here’s one possible remedy for this tiring, relentless cycle: embrace the philosophy of digital minimalism.

"Okay, I’m in. But...what’s digital minimalism?"

Digital minimalism is a term coined by Dr. Cal Newport, today’s guest.

It describes a three-step process:

  • Cull the time you spend staring at a screen
  • Spend more time on digital activities that align with your values
  • Ignore everything else

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