Digital Minimalism📱is a philosophy of technology where you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected items and optimized activities that you can use intentionally and with purpose; and easily miss out on everything else. It teaches you the art of knowing how much is just enough and applies the idea to our personal technology. The key is to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world 🎧
This book walks you through a 3 step process to successfully “digitally declutter” your life. Its the perfect book to read if you have goals to focus on and will ultimately teach you to feeling like you are not missing out” by being disconnected 🔌
The author of this book says that the best way to establish control with social media is to rebuild your digital relationship from scratch. In other words take a break 🏝While this is quite difficult for entrepreneurs, a good solution would be to limit your online time to only when intentionally posting or searching for things you need for your business and limit this to 1-2 hours a day.
By monitoring what we do ⏰ we can see exactly how much time we waste and how easily distracted we can become. Once we are aware of where our time is being invested, we have more control and rediscover more free time to carry out our personal goals and interests 🥅
By following a digital declutter process, you’ll learn how to:
💭 Rethink your relationship with social media
⏳ Prioritize bandwidth conversations with low quality
🤍 Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world
You begin so quietly. You feel the weight of the pack. Peace. Then you pick on a word, a word which you repeat each time your foot stamps the earth. In Paris, on the asphalt, I have often walked saying: wild, wild, wild. Crescendo. You just say it, and walk, walk, walk. It makes everything rise, swell, burst. Here I say: strength, strength, strength. Then I am so happy I cannot bear it any more and I begin to sing. You have become mountain, torrent, and valley. You can get drunk on walking.
Anaïs Nin · Letter to Henry Miller, July 31, 1932. A Literate Passion (1987)
day 5 of my reading challenge:
5. who is/are your favorite book character/s? why?
PETER PEVENSIE. he is my baby. the light of my life. my angel. the apple of my eye. my precious. i just love him. i've been loving him ever since i watched tcon as a child. then i loved him even more when i read the books. he is so brave, so selfless, so cute. such a good king and brother.
then we have mr. rochester. my messy boy. isn't he adorable? i love how lost he is when he is in love. he is just so funny.
then anne shirley. my golden girl. she is who i aspire to be (though i'm too petty oopsies). i started reading the series when i was having a bad time and she helped me so much.
i'd also like to mention: percy jackson, annabeth chase, frank zhang, hazel levesque, leo valdez, malyen oretsev, susan pevensie, jane eyre, THORIN OAKENSHIELD, sophie hatter (book sophie ofc ofc), danyar from cengiz aytmatov's cemile, yusuf from sabahattin ali's kuyucaklı yusuf.
i'm so happy to FINALLY have something to post for the challenge. lately i've been busy but today i had time to sit and read for a while. 🤲🏼 i'll spend rest of my night reading some more!
I’m adding four more books to my Halloween shelf until my NEW NEW books arrive. I have a lot of fall-themed graphic novels coming in 🍂
🐀 The Rats by James Herbert
🧛♀️ Fangs by Sarah Andersen
🦌 The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
🐺 Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Sept. 29, 2022
handwritten letters, old libraries, vintage aesthetic, neck kisses, coffee shops, rainy days, annotated books, unorganised bookshelf, fictional crushes, sleep deprived eyes, love poems for moon
Assemblée nationale, Paris, photo by herrbap
So hard to explain: I looked straight at you for a few instants. Such moments are my secret. There was what's called perfect communion. I call it an acute state of happiness. I'm terribly lucid and it seems I'm reaching a higher plane of humanity. Or of unhumanity—the it.
Clarice Lispector · Água Viva (1973)
“So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.”
― Vincent van Gogh.