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Ep. 266: Take Control of Your Technology Habits

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.

Link to submit questions: https://bit.ly/3U3sTvo

Below are the questions covered in today’s episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.

Video from today’s episode: youtube.com/calnewportmedia

TODAY’S DEEP QUESTION:

– What does it really take to cure your smartphone addiction? [3:40]

QUESTIONS:

– How can I build an audience without being consumed by social media? [31:15]
– If my kid uses an iPad for school will he become cursed with digital distraction? [40:30]
– Does the digital minimalist community approve of Goodreads and Letterboxd? [48:50]
– I’m 30 years old and lost. How can I get my life back on track? [53:43]
– How can I stay on top of current events without scrolling social media? [1:02:13]

CLOSING DISCUSSION:

– Is the Friendship Recession Real? What can you do to escape it? (w/ Jamie Kilstein) [1:08:48]

LINKS:

https://www.thefp.com/p/why-i-traded-my-smartphone-for-an-ax

https://midland-school.org

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Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

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