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A Buddhability Guide to Doing Nothing

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Psychologists and tech experts agree: Looking at your phone each waking moment might not be the best thing for your mental health in 2021. According to a recent New York Times article, activities such as doomscrolling or plunging down the YouTube rabbit hole are not only addictive, but also greatly increase anxiety.

Cal Newport, computer science professor and author of Digital Minimalism, asks that we treat screen time the same way we would a large piece of cake: It’s fine to consume, but in moderation.

While most experts agree that a digital detox plan is a great idea, the real question is what we can do with the time away from our phones to help us feel more connected and refreshed?

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