having a commitment to the continuous awareness of one's digital behavior • a state of being which promotes a mindful self-management of one’s digital interactions to live a more intentional and present life
Attachment theory offers a possible model to explain the development of compulsive and problematic digital use. A study of 497 students showed that students with problematic smartphone use mostly had an “insecure” attachment style. Another study by the same researcher found that from 245 subjects recruited, participants with insecure attachment style showed a higher tendency to pathological Internet usage compared with securely attached participants.
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Quotes & Notes
from my readings
It is by being fully involved with every detail of our lives, whether good or bad, that we find happiness, not by trying to look for it directly.
Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience
The universe exists only through a constant dance of consistency and change. Through consistency, consciousness finds meaning; through change, it finds stimulation and expansion. To find consistency within change is to embrace the unfolding flow.
Eastern Body Western Mind ~ Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self
"i was never addicted to one thing; i was addicted to filling a void within myself with things other than my own love
Socially, we see that close friendships are the bedrock of our psychological and physical health. Loneliness, according to researchers, is more dangerous than obesity. But, of course, we can’t cultivate close friendships if we’re constantly distracted.
Digitally Aware Support Circle + Behavior Check-in
Join a group of individuals that's committed to understanding and improving their digital behavior. During our time together, we'll do a short meditation, followed by a self-assessment of our behavior and motives around technology. The intention here is to build awareness of our behavior to find opportunities for improvement. We hope to nurture a community that grows together as we combat human downgrading and replace it with human optimization.