One Month of Simplicity
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One Month of Simplicity

It was one month ago that I turned my smartphone into a smarter phone. I erased 75% of all the apps off my phone. Included in this purge was the internet, all email, all games, and all social media. So, here are my findings after 30 days of simplicity.

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The Smartest Phone
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The Smartest Phone

Though I have come to love my smartphone, I have come to realize that it has had a hand in making me less productive. I am more distracted. I am more superficial. Red notification balloons are constantly calling to be seen. The phone has become like the One Ring. I am always reaching for it. I feel phantom vibrations that are actually nothing. It calls to me often. It is the first thing I look at when I awaken, and the last thing I look at when I lay me down to sleep. I don’t want to be ruled by the One Ring. So, the time has come to make a change.

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On Saying No
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On Saying No

There are busy days.  The kind where waking up at 5a still feels not early enough.  The kind that sees you leave the house before your spouse awakes and has…

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