Lessons from a 30 day Digital Declutter inspired by Cal Newport

  • I have to manage my environment & intentionally plan my day as relying on my ‘in the moment’ mood/feelings isn’t helpful. I can switch off notifications, switch to grey scale mode on my smart phone, keep my phone in another room, delete app’s from my phone, go off WiFi occasionally and close extra browsers when I want to do deep work. I can channel my inner 15 year old, for whom this was easy.
  • Giving in to my desires is too easy. I am responsible for how I regulate my behaviour and choose to make firm agreements with myself and make it easy for myself with step one. I don’t want to be Pavlov’s dog programmed, conditioned & addicted to the dopamine hits of notifications.
  • Like anything, technology can bring out the worst in us. Our attention is a limited resource to use wisely. I want to carve out time for deep work which is non-negotiable time of 4 hour blocks in my weekly calendar. I am inspired to intentionally work more like Cal Newport.

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Passionate about investments, financial literacy, NVC. Blogs mainly about a conscious relationship with money at http://cleonalira.co.uk Loves chai & books

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Cleona Lira

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Passionate about investments, financial literacy, NVC. Blogs mainly about a conscious relationship with money at http://cleonalira.co.uk Loves chai & books

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