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Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport

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Digital Minimalism shows us where to draw the line with technology, and why taking time off our digital devices is key to living a focused life in a noisy world.


Digital Minimalism

Digital Minimalism

by Cal Newport


Do you feel like you look at screens too much? We may have a long way to go before we achieve digital freedom, but thanks to Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, we now at least have a map. Newport makes our goal of balancing our real lives with our digital ones more attainable than ever.

Digital Minimalism comes from the principles Marie Kondo promotes. Less is more, and better living comes from less. Does that website, app, or social media platform support what you value?

By asking ourselves questions like these, we can maximize purpose while reducing the cost of time and energy taken by technology. This way, we can optimize the time spent on social media platforms and make it as beneficial as we can for our mental health, productivity, and overall wellbeing.

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Focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.

- Cal Newport

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