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Ep. 282: Slow Distractions

During the New Year season it is common to talk about how to be more productive. But what about the downtime between your major pursuits? In this episode, Cal argues for rewiring your brain to crave slow distractions over their faster (often digital) alternatives. The goal here is not to get more done but to transform your life into something slower and more meaningful.

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DEEP DIVE:

– Slow Distractions [2:27]

QUESTIONS:

– How do I work deeply as a stay-at-home parent? [29:12]
– Isn’t it myopic not to let young children use smartphones? [36:45]
– How do I succeed as a musician without social media? [36:09]
– How do I make plans without social media? [48:35]
– CALL: How to share ideas without allowing social media to take control [55:09]

CAL REACTS:

– I’m a 33-year old woman without a job [1:05:58]

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