Analog vs Digital ⇒

The only analog action I do regularly is writing my work to do list.

Perhaps I should expand that?

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Social Media and FOMO ⇒

Interesting look at how social media affects our happiness and enjoyment.

Reinforcing my decision to mute my Facebook friends and drastically reduce my Instagram consumption.

I have no social media apps on my phone, and I love it.

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Embrace the Chaos ⇒

I’ve been telling my kids to clean their rooms for years. Perhaps I’ll stop now.

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I'm a Hypocrite

Today I realized I’m a huge hypocrite, and it’s not helping my youngest child.

Coming home today, I learned about a smart phone challenge they did on one of my favourite podcasts, Note to Self. The two goal of this challenge were, to get people to realize how much they used their phone, and to help them reduce that dependency.

They brought up research that explored the consequences of phone addiction. For example, if you take pictures all the time, of everything in your life, you actually don’t remember it as well. You also never let yourself get bored, which is required for deeper thoughts and coming up with new ideas.

I’ve said this a few times before, but it’s never really stuck for me; it’s hard for me to self regulate when it’s a FOMO thing.

Today I realized that I was trying to get my kids to spend less time on their devices while doing the exact opposite of that in my life!

Such. A. Hypocrite.

Only and idiot does the same thing expecting a difference result, so this time in addition to deleting Tweetbot off my phone, I’ve asked Christine to hold me accountable.

Hoping it sticks this time and that extra time I’ve gained can be productive.

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