“Our lives have become tech-centric. It’s starting to ‘own’ us.” – Dan Silvestre In a different post a couple of weeks ago, I discussed how the United States was the reason I got more hooked and addicted to social media and now I can’t go a day without it. From the second my alarm goes … More Digital Minimalism: Is It Achievable?
“Don’t take breaks from distraction, instead take breaks from focus.” Cal Newport Our attention span is officially smaller than the average goldfish. Goldfish have the attention span of nine seconds and now according to a new study from Microsoft Crop., people lose concentration after eight seconds, according to Kevin McSpadden. He says that this study … More Distracting ourselves; it’s what we’re good at
“Even if breaks do not actually make your assignments less boring, the positive effects of combating fatigue and reducing stress will maintain focus, as the overall time engaged in your assignment becomes more rewarding.” — Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen We have officially reached the point in our society where we are one with … More Split Screen = Split Mind
“They key to developing a deep work habit is to move beyond good intentions and add routines and rituals to your working life.” – Cal Newport Project management is something many people struggle with. Many people have planners, To-Do lists, or they use apps such as Trello or AirTable to help them. I am one … More Procrastination is NOT key
“One flick of the finger, followed by another flick, and another. We often find ourselves subconsciously scrolling through social media apps and not actively digesting the content,” wrote Anish Bhanot. We check our phones and social media throughout the day. We look at it when we are bored, waiting in line for something, or … More Forgetting about Instagram
I grew up in China with a European background. Almost all social media was banned. I did not get sucked into the social media world until I was around 16 years old. But even then, I was not glued to my phone. It wasn’t until I moved to the United States when I was 18 … More Social Media Obsession: Made in America
Have you ever started doing work or something important and gotten distracted by your phone or your laptop? Do you feel like every time you sit down to do work, you are automatically attracted to one of your devices? You are not alone, it happens to us all. This week’s readings made me do a … More Let’s Get Deep