Digital Minimalism

πŸ’» Digital Minimalism

πŸ“† 2016

The year I slowly became more active on social media and spent less time doing what I truly love. Social media has helped my career beyond belief in the past few years (now 2021). However, it took me 5 years to realize I enjoyed having a much reduced social presence. My day job has always been IT or security-related, and I always enjoyed spending my downtime learning to code and tinkering with hardware, working on creative technology projects. I never watched TV or movies, just occasionally. I spent more time feeding into my creative side and increasing my knowledge on art, history, and psychology (when I wasn’t learning something tech-related of course).

Welp, I’m going back to β€œback in the days”! πŸ˜…

πŸ’‘The Why

πŸ₯‡ πŸš€ Through 2021+Β  I am taking a journey of…

  • digital minimalism
  • setting boundaries
    • communication overload
    • from folks who can be overly obsessive and aggressive about communication response times
    • from folks who feel entitled to others time, money, life, etc
  • taking a step back from social media
  • moving more towards privacy-first life
  • pursuing authentic experiences and relationships.

πŸ“š Background & Resources

🌈 I decided to begin a minimalistic lifestyle in ~2015, and later digital minimalism around 2019. However, the decision to share and write about this journey was more so recently inspired by…

πŸ“šDigital Minimalism – Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

πŸ“Ί Cal Newport On Why You Should Quit Social Media, ‘Digital Minimalism’ + More

πŸ“š A World Without Email Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload

πŸ“š Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

πŸ“š Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

✨ & because I am a infosec & privacy geek – pretty much everything related to privacy and controlling my data, interaction, and presence on the internetΒ 

πŸ“Ί Digital Minimalism: Your Path to Control, Freedom, & Privacy by Techlore

πŸ“Ί The Social DilemmaΒ 

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I’ll share more weekly throughout August.Β Thanks for following along!Β πŸ“šβœ¨πŸš€

πŸ“‹My Version

πŸ“± I own 4 technical devices. I use only 1 daily.

πŸ“±I do not have any social media apps on my cellphone.

πŸ“±All mobile and desktop notifications are disabled, at all times. Except for my calendar app. Yes if someone REALLY with a true EMERGENCY wants to reach you, they will call.

πŸ“§Β I use 2 email services.

πŸ“§ I check email 1-2 times a day. Yes, that’s it.

πŸ“± I check my messages occasionally.

… more when I share posts on this 😊

p.s.

πŸ’‘Family, Friends, Foe’s, Nosey folks, and Professional Gossipers πŸ˜…

If you have written me on Facebook, IG, Whatsapp, or Telegram – there’s a 98% chance I have not seen your messages. I have deleted all social media apps from my cellphone and only check 3 specific communication applications occasionally.