How to go from a life driven by the ever-increasing demands of distractive technology…
to intentionally using technology in service of your needs, values & aspirations.
Why is Digital Wellbeing even a thing?
A lot of the digital technology we use is designed to hijack and monetize our most precious life resources: time and attention.
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👀 We live in the age of distraction
We have constant access to more information and entertainment than any human could ever consume. Over the last two decades, our attention became the scarce resource. Everything and everyone is competing for it.
🐒 Our minds are vulnerable to manipulation
Not too long ago, we were monkeys. Our brains did not evolve to deal with the 21st century. The primitive mind still controls much of our behavior, and can easily be hacked.
💰 Ad-based business models incentivize companies like to build addictive products
Products that are best at hacking our minds, make the most money. The goals of these companies are fundamentally misaligned with our own. Billions of dollars are invested to keep us hooked.
Your phone is effectively a slotmachine,
supercharged with social validation, carefully designed to manipulate your behavior and extract as much of your time and attention as possible.
🤷♀️😡💭 We’ve become distracted from our best interests
Research shows that distractive technology is downgrading our attention spans, relationships, health & happiness.
👀 Our attention is the only tool we have to craft our lives
When we pay attention to something, we pay with everything else we could have done instead.
📱⚖️❤️🤔 We have the power to transform how we use technology
Digital Wellbeing is the practice of intentionally using technology in service of your best life, rather than as a source of mindless distraction from it.
We can cultivate a relationship to technology that serves our needs, values and aspirations, instead of distracting us from them. 🧘♀️🌿💖💡👨👩👧👦
In this workshop you will…
– learn why an intentional relationship to technology is the key to creating the life you want
– get a summary on the forces of distraction: persuasive technology, behavioral design, and the attention economy
reflect on your relationship to technology
– learn how to effectively declutter your digital life for less distraction
– design an empowering digital environment
– explore habits & rituals that will help you live a more intentional life
– leave with an effective strategy for cultivating Digital Wellbeing in your life