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by Cal Newport
“How do you simplify your digital life?” became very quickly the question of our generation. Between packed calendars, fulled out E-Mail inboxes, and the constant pull of social media and news it can feel like you really can't control your online time.
There is a ...
The first step is defining which "new technologies" fall into this "optional" category.
Make sure to evaluate the right technologies. Text messaging, Instagram or Facebook are examples of the types of technologies you need to evaluate; your microwave, fridge are not.
After the evaluat...
The second step is to follow your new technology classification, by disconnecting, for 30 days, from your "optional" technologies.
You will find life without optional technologies challenging at first. But these feelings of discomfort fade after a week or two.
The goal is to spark a ...
The final step is reintroducing optional technologies back into your life.
The goal is to start from a blank slate and only let back into your life technology that passes your strict digital standards.
To allow an optional technology back into your life, it must:
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