Cal Newport - Digital Minimalism

Focus and attention are key to a successful life.

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

I’ve started reading (actually I’m listening to the audiobook) Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. I’m prepared for some disruption in my online activities. So far just the introduction. In it Cal makes a argument for taking time to create a personal ‘digital manifesto’. This is the ‘adult’ thing to do which I haven’t done. Without making something formal, I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants. I’m deluding myself that I’m in control when I am willy nilly about my online habits. I’m not willy nilly about my workout habits, or at least I consciously try. Not that I think I have a problem, but I could always do better. Maybe I’m even more deluded than I suspect (likely) and the games played by online activity.

An integration of my Dzogchen — Zen — Lojong Practice and the INTERNET.

We’ll see.

Hope you have an awesome day!

This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime: will@kestrelcreek.com.