This past July, I challenged myself to put all my devices away at 8pm every night for 31 days. During the challenge, I committed to finish reading the Book of Negroes, over 400-pages of pure literary genius, develop healthy sleep habits, and cultivate new offline hobbies.
I am happy to report that I finished the book in less than two weeks, and I noticed significant improvement in my sleep quality. Unfortunately, cultivating new offline habits didn’t come to fruition.
Still, the lessons from putting my devices away at a designated time every night have been immensely rewarding. I learned so much more than I anticipated with this challenge.
These past few days, I’ve been obsessively reading and getting plenty of inspiration from Austin Kleon’s blog. It is full of many gems, related to writing, creating, stealing like an artist, and the importance of throwing your phone across the ocean.