New website, who dis!? (last post)

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Dear readers… 

This will be my last post on this blog.

But, this isn’t goodbye.

For the past few years, I have shared my passion for all things digital wellness, digital minimalism, and my journey towards developing a healthier tech-life balance right here at this tiny corner of the Internet.

I killed my phone. I quit social media for three years. I challenged myself to put my devices away at 8pm for a month. I radically changed my relationship with technology.

What started as a personal journey has grown into something bigger. I’m now practising as a digital wellness coach with one simple goal: to help others (re)discover the pleasures of the offline world.

In September, I enrolled in a digital wellness coaching training course from Consciously Digital, the only ICF-certified digital wellness course. I will be officially certified in March 2021!

I even joined Instagram. *gasp!* People who need to hear the message of digital wellness the most would be on social media, right? (p.s. Instagram’s addictive design is REAL and I hate it there, but bigger plans.)

I say all that to say…

You can now follow my digital wellness journey as a digital wellness coach on the following platform:

  • Subscribe to my new website mehretbiruk.com for all future blog posts and to learn more about my work.

That’s all!

Bye now… 🙂

#ReadWithMe on Zoom!

Do you ever wish you had more time to read?

Is there a book you have been meaning to read but just can’t seem to find the time to get around to it?

Do you want to incorporate reading into your daily routine more?

I invite you to join me every morning at 6:30AM EST to #readwithme for 40-minutes on Zoom. I’ll be hosting #readwithme every morning for a month.

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31-day challenge of no devices after 8 PM

A new month, like the new year, brings about new possibilities and opportunities to commit to a habit change.

Towards the end of last May, I committed to follow a morning and night routine for 31 days to bring about a much needed structure to my days in quarantine. A relatively simple change to my daily routine automatically snowballed into other positive habits.

Within a week, I decided to give up alcohol until my birthday, which was 25 days away. I was drinking almost every day since the quarantine began, and quitting alcohol was a much needed break. 

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Be informed, stay sane: Digital wellness in the era of COVID-19

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What’s hoarding toilet papers got to do a fatal flu virus outbreak? Good ol’ media.

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Imagine this.

The year is 2020. A flu virus, the deadliest in history, by the name of coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected and wiped out 99.9 percent of the world population.

At the same time, aliens decide to pay our planet a visit. At arrival, they find the streets strangely quiet, shops, restaurants, cafes, and stores shut down. As they make their way from one house to the next, the aliens discover bodies after bodies. What’s more strange is the piles of items, labeled toilet paper, they discover in every house.

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Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

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Have you ever read something online, be it a Facebook post or a blog post, that made you feel extremely irritated and annoyed?

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Lessons from two and a half years without social media

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This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century.


Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter.

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How I read 37 books in 2019

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Happy 2020!

Reading more is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions, and rightfully so. The benefits of reading are countless and impressive.

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At the beginning of 2019, I decided to do the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge as part of my new year’s resolution. By December 30th of that year, I read 37 books, which I tracked in an excel sheet.

The year before, I did the same challenge and read 21 books.

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The opposite of addiction is connection

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The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite of addiction is
connection.

— JOHANN HARI

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In a podcast episode by Your Undivided Attention, titled the Opposite of Addiction, Johann Hari makes the case that addiction, among other mental health issues, is a symptom of a deeper problem of a disconnected society (a must listen!). 

In other words, the issue of internet addiction isn’t the internet itself, but rather the void it helps us fill.

In other words, addiction is escapism.

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