How To Cure Your Phone & Social Media Addiction (My 3-Step Process) | Cal Newport

How To Cure Your Phone & Social Media Addiction (My 3-Step Process) | Cal Newport

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Cal Newport talks about taking control of your technology habits in Episode 266 of the Deep Questions podcast.

Do we need to move to a ranch in the middle of nowhere to take control of our technology habits?

Cal argues that these types of extreme examples are counter-productive, making it seem like real changes are close to impossible. He offers instead an alternative approach based on zero-based budgeting your technological life.

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0:00 What does it really take to cure your smartphone addiction?
28:15 How can I build an audience without being consumed by social media?
37:31 If my kid uses an iPad for school will he become cursed with digital distraction?
45:33 Does the digital minimalist community approve of Goodreads and Letterboxd?
50:44 I’m 30 years old and lost. How can I get my life back on track?
59:12 How can I stay on top of current events without scrolling social media?
1:05:39 Is the Friendship Recession Real?

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About Cal Newport:
Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University. In addition to his academic research, he writes about the intersection of digital technology and culture. Cal's particularly interested in our struggle to deploy these tools in ways that support instead of subvert the things we care about in both our personal and professional lives.

Cal is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. He's also the creator of The Time-Block Planner.

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