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Systematic nudges for healthier digital habits

Here’s a list of nudges I use to reduce addictive/thoughtless consumption of the digital

  • Mute all non utility notifications from apps and companies (emails & on phone & laptop)
  • Don’t let notifications interrupt your usage of your phone
  • Turn your phone on black and white mode
  • Put your most addictive apps on the last screen of your phone
  • Use Motion browser extension to nudge me off distracting websites during focused hours
  • Use uBlock origin and block all browser ads. Use a similar extension for mobile browsing ads.
  • Unsubscribe from all marketing emails
  • Disable faceid (use passcode to slow you down)
  • Install I don’t care about cookies browser extension
  • Install Block the youtube feed browser extension
  • Turn on automatic do not disturb after 9pm on your phone
  • Put your phone on silent 24/7
  • Delete apps that are non utility apps (for example facebook)
  • Use facebook messenger lite rather than messenger
  • Disable notifications altogether of too addicting apps
  • Gatekeep the release of dopamine by implanting smart electrodes in my brain (just joking, but would be nice)

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems -

James Clear