Unsubscribe back into life

Recently I added another level to my digital detox. I noticed every morning I checked my email I was getting flooded with requests from the subscribed emails that were taking away from my professional work and personal engagement. I looked deeper into the emails and realized two things: First, they are all looking for me to consume more information or material. I don’t necessarily need either because of a lack of relevance they offered (for example that coupon for free shipping NOW), or countless other reasons. And more important, seeing emails sent to me was giving me a false sense of importance, busy feeling, an energy drain and a false connection to the digital world rather than my real w

FOMO Fear of Missing out ... on reality?

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not of hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail. Henry David Thoreau – Walden Fear of missing out (FOMO) is a social anxiety stemmed from the belief that others might be having fun while the person experiencing the anxiety is not present. It is the desire to stay continually connected to what others are doing. FOMO is also defined as a fear of regret, or loss, which may lead to concerns that one might miss an opportunity for social interaction, a novel experience, thing or a profitable investment. It is the fear that deciding not to participate i

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