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”.
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 :-)