Stop Being Distracted: Life in Airplane Mode
The world is a distracting place. Here's on simple change to regain your focus.
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I get distracted all the time.
I go on YouTube to watch a TED Talk and then the "suggested videos" keep me on YouTube for the next hour. At some point (normally after the 100th funny cat video) I ask myself: "How did I end up here?"
A quick 5-minute check of Reddit leads to a 2-hour marathon where I find myself in weird subreddits.
Some things I delete - Instagram - or install some sort of filter - News Feed Eradicator on Facebook, but I can never shake that feeling that I am getting distracted more by the day.
Does this sound like you?
Erick felt this way and so he implemented something that most people will think is radical:
He decided to try to go a month without a phone, to see what it would do to his lifestyle, mind, and thoughts.
He started living in "airplane mode".
Here are the two major improvements in his life:
More curious Boredom leads to creativity and curiosity. Not having a phone or data has made him get bored more. But whenever he is bored, he stands up, wanders, looks around, and lets his mind wander
More productive This one is evident: not having a phone means he is less distracted. Fewer distractions = less consumption of brainless media. Therefore, he produces more.
Subtract for innovation: you can become more innovative by having less technology in your life.