Digital Minimalism part 1 - fighting the compulsive iPhone checking - iMagazine column 19/03
For many years now I’ve been writing a monthly column for the leading Polish lifestyle magazine - iMagazine and in the month of March I decided to start a short series on “digital minimalism”, inspired by the book with the same title by Cal Newport (Amazon, Audible) and the discussion I’ve had with my The Podcast co-host Radek in episodes 168 “Get bored” and 175 “100% Buzz-free”.
To read my column (in Polish), get the latest issue of iMagazine (it’s free) or just read it on my Polish blog.
If you don’t know Polish, apart from mentioning the book and the two podcast episodes, I also talked about other resources that help me stay sane and not give in to the compulsive behavior of checking my phone:
- Siri Shortcut for limiting my Instagram opening behavior
- 1Blocker X - Adblock by Salavat Khanov that not only blocks the ads but also acts as content blocker - and I’ve blocked the majority of news sites from both my iPhone and iPad.
- I mentioned that instead of following Golden State Warriors on social media, to follow their games I subscribed to the iCal calendar of their games and every day in the morning I launch a Siri Shortcut that googles “ youtube golden state warriors full game highlights” and watch the 10-minute highlights video on YouTube.
In the article I also mentioned a few tips and tricks which we discussed with Radek on The Podcast so please make sure to subscribe :-)