4 Reads to Help You Make Space for Silence in 2017
At Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life.
This week’s articles focus on creating space for silence and contemplation. In order to have clarity about the things that matter most, one must first quieten the noise and clear space to think.
5 PRACTICAL WAYS TO CREATE SPACE FOR SILENCE | Micah J. Murray
If you’re like most of us, 2016 was a year filled with noise. Noise from news sites, politicians, friends from high school, funny Instagram and Twitter accounts, noise from the trivial to the most tragic and profound corners of human consciousness. And if you’re like most of us, you probably got more than your recommended daily dose of it from almost every digital channel out there. January is a month of reflection and change, and if you’re like author of this post, you may have decided that it’s time for a change in 2017. It’s time for more space – more silence – in order to declutter your mind and spend time thinking about the things that matter most to you. Check out the article above for 5 tips on how you can make more space for silence in your life.
LIFE WITHOUT THE INTERNET | Joe Bagel
Living without wifi sounds like a horror film for most of us these days. We simply cannot fathom our lives without the endless stream of content to keep our minds busy. However, author Joe Bagel has taken the path most of us are afraid to even consider and gone wifi-free for five years. As a writer, he deems a decluttered mind an absolute priority to his work’s success. Although he acknowledges that his extreme methods might not be right for everyone, he has found peace and clarity for himself. Read more about his internet-free life above!
TECHNOLOGY TO LIMIT TECHNOLOGY: CELL PHONE ADDICTION | Rebecca Angel
Smartphones, in many ways, have completely revolutionized the way we work and interact with our peers daily. We now have the whole world at our fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, (or at least until we run out of battery.) Although smartphones provide many incredible benefits, for many of us, our smartphones have taken control of us instead of the other way around. Rebecca Angel, a concerned mother, watched this happen to her family over a few months, as each member upgraded to their shiny new smart devices. Luckily, she found a few solutions to help her and her family regain control over their technology. Click the link above to learn more about how she did it.
OVERCOMING MY SOCIAL NETWORK ADDICTION | Erik Pavia
“New growth cannot exist without first the destruction of the old” – The Guru Laghima
In order to create space for the things that matter this year, it’s necessary to first remove something. Most of us make the mistake of trying to add new habits, routines, and exercises, without removing the things that eat our time without much return. For author Erik Pavia, it was social networking that was slyly stealing away his precious time without having a huge impact on his happiness. To find out more about how he fought his digital addiction to find time for the things that matter, click the link above.