I just finished Digital Minimalism and, like I mentioned last week, it gave me a lot to think about and digest.
My other big take away was the chapter/lesson on free time and what to do with it.
I have been looking online for similar articles to site but with no such luck, all that means is I’m going to be telling you what I took away and how I plan to apply this to my life.
Happiness is my currency and the most important thing we hold in life. Newport brings up the point about people who have achieved, as he puts it, FI or financial independence and what those people have been doing with their lives - the short answer is working, or engaging in tasks that could be mistaken for hard work.
The reason? Because your mind needs something to do.
Yet, when we think about free time we often think about unstructured time doing nothing, which Newport argues, and in retrospect I have experienced, more boredom, more procrastination and more laziness.
-Dr. Kresimir Jug