Is the internet making us dumber? More dumb? How can detachment help us avoid self-hate? And can watching TV be a form of self-care? In this episode, we chat about our collective addiction to scrolling the internet, and the negative effects of screentime (and how to get control.) We also chat with Cheri Huber, author of There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate and founder of the Zen Monastery Peace Center , about the process of letting go of our negative personal narratives. And we chat about television as an escape, and some of our current guilty pleasures on TV.
In this episode, we talked about:
- The StayFocusd chrome extension can kill facebook and twitter after a certain amount of time each day.
- Rescuetime is the app that can email you a measure of your productivity each week. Have it auto-email to a friend for some real-talk accountability.
- The moment app can tell you how many times you’ve checked your phone in a day.
- In addition to being a must-have internet filter to keep kids off inappropriate sites, the Circle by Disney device can give you a daily overview of how you are spending your time online.
- Wanna take the challenge to get your phone out of your room? As it turns out, there are alarm clocks! And sound machines!
- The book Facehooked: How Facebook Affects Our Emotions, Relationships, and Lives is a fascinating look at our collective facebook addiction. Some other good books on this topic:
- Cheri Huber dropped some knowledge. If you want to explore more, here are some of her books: