I wrote about the first item in my challenge 2 days ago: my Fitbit.
The challenge moves onto one item that completely revolutionized the world today. My parents didn't have these devices and I might argue, they are better for it.
My father sits and watches during meals and without the four-inch screen at high volumes. He frequents WhatsApp and Haitian news outlets. Men boisterous with passion on the subject, recount the terrible violations of human rights and corruption in their mother country. They finally arrested the man connected to the recent assassination of the late President Moise.
But the volume doesn't have to be so loud.
The iPhone: One-Sixth of My Day
My iPhone. And if you're like me or my girlfriend, you spend time on it you might otherwise spend doing things important to you. In fact, I may've done something even worse than phone overuse.
I downloaded TikTok. For reasons I cannot explain, I gave into the impulse to use the social media application. It was the suggestion of one friend to even create my content to grow an audience there. Needless to say, I struggle to produce video content on a regular basis. I hardly keep anything going, except for the facade that I am a writer. I might be, but I am not a consistent writer. In any event, let's look at why I spend so much time on my phone each day.
Last week, I spent the most time on Brave, the privacy web browser, Telegram, the messaging app, and X, formerly known as Twitter.
Reducing Distractions Increases Productivity
There's nothing new to report. Risk of Rain 2 is my new obsession at the moment. While I don't even have a job to pay my bills, I am scouring the Wiki for ways to kit the 11 odd characters pitted against an alien planet of hostile species for survival. The escape provided the game sounds bleakly familiar.
While I don't blame neither the game nor my phone for my ability to manage time and make choices, a few months after titles like Paradox of Choice and Atomic Habits shows I might need a refresher.
Necessity Is The Mother of Invention
but do I "invent necessity" for my phone? As I reflect in text, the phone does not immediately help me complete many tasks compared to prior. I can navigate, thanks to it. The problem isn't about directions, though.
I do not perform technical analysis any better on my mobile nor do I read or write. In fact, I watch a lot more less fulfilling content on my phone more than anywhere else, with the exception of TikTok. I can't blame the app for my usage, but in 500 words I review what exactly my phone does for me.
I am able to post on my blog and social media profiles, thanks to it. I can send money, and connect with friends and family. If I'm not doing these things, maybe it's not so important. My research, which could begin with leads from TikTok or the Brave News tabs, might start on my phone.
I still need to learn when to put the phone down. I've heard that shortcuts are thieves of your time, but I wonder, if my phone isn't a shortcut to more problems than solutions.
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How much time do you spend on your distractions? What are those distractions and how do you feel about them?