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How to Live Meaningfully in a Digital Age

How to Live Meaningfully in a Digital Age

Learn to Balance Gratitude With Productivity

Copyright © 2017 Samy Felice

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CONTENTS

Introduction

See Time Differently

Divide Each Day into 4 Simple Chunks

Optimize Each Work Day for Clarity

The ‘Playful Time’ Technique

Get Motivated by ‘Noting Your Hours’

Heal Smartphone Addiction

Avoid Internet Burnout

Hack Each Day for Gratitude

Recommended Software and Apps

7 Habits to Living Meaningfully in a Digital Age

Start Creating Your Best Week

References

Invitation

About the Author

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Introduction

“The faster we live, the less emotion is left in the world. The slower we live, the deeper we feel the world around us.”

– Stanko Abazdic

The quality of your life will, be to a great degree, measured by the positive habits you have. Over the years, I’ve learnt some of the routines that can lead to making the most of your time. I’ve read hundreds of books and articles on positive psychology and time-management, taken different courses and experimented with a hundred different habits.

Yet, even with knowing all of this information, I’ve struggled with laziness and a lack of joy. What was my biggest frustration?

It used to be not knowing how to balance being grateful for what I had as I tried to work towards what I wanted. It was a hard balancing act – I was always unsatisfied. But thankfully, I’m a lot better at it now thanks to the ideas I’ve been able to experiment with and share in this little book you’re reading right now.

This book is for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and employees who have to use their creativity on the job. It’s for the person who’s looking to make a living outside the cultural norms of what a “work-day” is. It’s for someone who is fascinated by the idea of designing their life while living meaningfully – in an age filled with distractions.

You’ll find a culmination of some of the most important and easy-to-apply strategies – so that you can get more done – faster and more joyfully. You can curate and design your life so that you can experience a little more joy and gratitude, on average, each week.

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See Time Differently

“We rise every day Monday with the gift of a blank new week. And because it is given to us freely; we rarely recognise or appreciate that we have a beautiful canvas, from which we can shape our lives with.”

– Unknown

There are fifty-two empty chapters (weeks) in a given year. By focusing on living intelligently through repeating what works, leaving out what doesn’t – as you experiment with adding new habits; you can build a far better life.

Of course, you’ll always make mistakes; experience doubts, and struggles.

Yet, if you truly see every Monday as a fresh start[1] and take full responsibility for the direction of your life, you can begin brushing off unexpected events a little more easily. And after repeating something close to your best week again and again, continually making adjustments where fit, you’ll be consistently living closer to your full potential.

We all receive the same 24 hours in a day. But when you take away eight hours for a good night’s sleep, two hours for all of your meals, two hours perhaps for your morning and evening routine; you’re left with just 12 hours.

Every single person on the planet gets roughly just 84 hours per week to sculpt their life towards what they want.

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Divide Each Day into 4 Simple Chunks

“How you spend your morning can often tell what kind of day you are going to have.”

– L. Snicket

A day on its own can feel overwhelming sometimes. But by breaking your day into four chunks, you can begin experiencing greater peace of mind.

The day starts to automatically feel like a set of windows where you know exactly what you want to accomplish.

The Four Chunks:

1st: Morning Routine (0.5H-XH)

2nd: High Impact Tasks (1-3H)

3rd: Lower Impact Tasks (1-3H)

4th: Reward (Side Projects) (0.5H-3H)

Note: If you’re more productive in the afternoon, feel free to switch the order of the 2nd and 3rd chunks.

The First Chunk: How to take advantage of the Early Morning Hours

Take a moment to think about what the ideal start to the day looks like for you. Below, you’ll find some ideas. Use what’s valuable, or add what’s uniquely your own. For the purpose of simplicity and greater consistency throughout the year, focus on developing just one or two habits for each area.

Improve your Mood (Emotional)

  • A Hot/Cold Shower to get your energy up – 20 mins 
  • Write a journal to calm your worries – 20 mins

Optimize your Mind (Mental)

  • Read a great, immersive book – 20 mins
  • Do a brain exercise – 10 mins

Energize your Spirit (Spiritual)

  • Meditation to embrace your stillness – 15 mins
  • Prayer to remind yourself of what’s important – 10 mins

Move your Body (Physical)

  • A stretching routine to liberate your body – 20 mins
  • A short workout to get the blood flowing – 10 mins

Feel free to adjust the length of these habits to whatever serves you best. The idea is to build an efficient morning routine worth doing for the rest of your life; changing it depending on the season of life you’re in.

A chair doesn’t stand up straight unless its four legs are strong and steady – the same analogy is also applicable to life. By adding in positive rituals to your morning, you’ll build the perfect start to the day.[2] And the long term pay-off to your levels of emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health (the four legs) – will be tremendous.

Yet, there are going to be times where your morning routine won’t go smoothly e.g. when you wake up later than planned or an appointment comes up. Accept that this is going to happen some of the time. With all things in life, you want to first aim for improvement instead of perfection.

Fascinatingly, there’s some science which suggests that having a daily routine preserves willpower, allowing you to make better decisions each day.[3] Now, think of the cumulative effect of having a morning routine in your life…

Q&A: Can I change the order of my morning routine each day?

Avoid the conventional wisdom which tells you to follow a strict order. If it feels too mechanical, it’s not going to last. Trust yourself to follow a sequence that’s most befitting of the way you feel each day.

Q&A: What If I don’t have enough time to do a morning routine because I have to be at work really early?

In that case, find ten to fifteen minutes to take care of just one area of your life’s four pillars before leaving for work. Yet, still take care of them all daily (emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical), but be more liberal with when you do them.

For instance, after taking care of your mood (emotional life) in the morning you can take care of your mind on your journey to work. Then you can perhaps take care of your spiritual life at lunch, and move your body purposefully in the evening.

By the end of each day, despite your minimal morning routine, you would have still taken care of the four pillars of your life! This flexible methodology also works for people who are only able to have a full morning routine on some days of the week. Despite circumstances, there’s always a way to make things work when it comes to your daily routine.

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Optimize Each Work Day for Clarity

“The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have curiosity or discipline.”

– Vivienne Westwood

The Second Chunk of the Day

The morning forms most people’s peak period of productivity.[4] Naturally, anything that’s challenging and requires creativity should usually be done then. Although, there are a small minority of people who find that they’re more productive in the afternoon.

In either instance, productivity does not work linearly; the first couple of hours working on your manuscript, design, or whatever it may be, are going to better produce better results than the subsequent hours for instance. Kind of like a car with fuel, you eventually run out.

Naturally, to get the best results out of your creative work, you need an idea of where you’re going. So before you jump into your work, take five to ten minutes to lay down everything you want to accomplish, either on an app, calendar, paper or digital sticky note.

You essentially want to create a map for your creative vehicle to follow. Not so you can follow it religiously, but so you have a mental blueprint. If you prefer, you can do this slowly as you go through the day. Either way, the importance is to have clear timed objectives so that you maximize your output – as shown below. After a couple of months, you might become so good at this that you might be able to do it mentally.

Avoiding Distractions

Great creative work is built on the precipice of walking away from short-term gratifications and into the unknown. Looking for newsfeed, social media, and email updates repeatedly, is only going to wire you to seek instant gratification and produce lower quality work.[5][_ So try to check email or social media a couple times during the second chunk of your day._]

Sometimes, despite your best attempts, you won’t be able to stop yourself from checking your email often. If you use Gmail, make it easier for yourself with the InboxwhenReady extension.

How Should I Start my Work?

If you find you’re more productive in the morning than the afternoon, then the common productivity advice is to start your day with the most important task. But even if you’re usually more productive in the morning, you’re not always going to feel like starting with the most important thing.

On those days, choose instead to start your day with something you enjoy working on for half an hour, before attempting to work on the more difficult tasks.

Albert Einstein once said that compound interest in life is the most powerful force in the universe, and this truth also applies to our daily lives. Everything we do is done once at a time. But the energy we bring to the next thing contains a residual power.

Here are some examples to demonstrate this principle:

  • If you get in a good mood as quickly as possible after waking up, you’ll be likelier to have an awesome day.
  • If you make a good first impression on a client, you’ll be likelier to seal the deal.
  • If you smile at your neighbour and start things off on a pleasant note, you’ll be likelier to have a better conversation.

With that in mind, we can become more aware of our little “starts”. That’s where the potential of anything great truly lies. If all we do is concentrate on starting well, we can worry about the rest a little less. When rockets make their launch into space, 80% of the fuel is used for take-off. The last 20% is just used to maintain the momentum of the journey.

The same principle also holds true in our lives.

The Third Chunk of the day

After completing a lot of your work in the second chunk of the day, celebrate a little by taking your lunch-hour break. Afterwards, the third chunk of the day begins (rest of your work day), and it will be spent working on the lower impact tasks (LITs) unless you’re an afternoon person. This is a good time to schedule meetings if you have the liberty to do so.

What most people do: Often, morning people do the easiest stuff first due to procrastination, leaving the hard stuff for when they’re feeling the least focused (usually after lunch). If you have more focus in the morning, do the higher impact tasks in the first chunk, and you’ll accomplish far more than you ever have.

With that said, you also want to ensure you have a positive work space, and eat and sleep well. Avoid heavy foods before work, and regularly hydrate. If your environment is too noisy, listen to ambient, soothing music.

With all of that said, how do you stay focused and enjoy all the hours you’re working?

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The ‘Playful Time’ Technique

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

– Lao Tzu

Many of us tend to on stay the PC for hours at a time and switch the kind of work we do often. But by focusing on one major theme for thirty-sixty minutes, with a planned short strategic break at the end, you’ll be far likelier to enjoy your work.

Use Timed 0.5-1H Blocks with Short Breaks

The method of using a timer while working was originally invented by Francesco Cirillo, but the method here is a little different. With this technique, after each half-hour to an hour, you take a 1-15 mins break, with the length depending on how you feel.

Instead of being locked to one task, you are free to play with your work in whatever way you want, using multiple windows, and switching tasks where necessary during your time block, free to ebb and flow as you choose. And you are also free to choose to work between 30 to 60 mins – I personally tend to work in blocks of 45 mins.

Setting the timer to thirty minutes to an hour gives you enough time to get into a state of flow. Having that little bit of time flexibility, also means you can choose to work more or less in one time block, depending on how energetic and focused you feel.

Compared to working in rigid blocks of 25 mins (conventional Pomodoro) for example, the ‘Playful Time’ technique is far more enjoyable, fluid, and sustainable.

Alternative Method: Some people will benefit more from noting the time they start working on a sticky note or piece of paper, instead of using a timer. Either way, the importance is to refer back to the time you started your work so you remember to take a pause after 30-60 mins.

Break ideas: You can grab a snack, take a walk, or even enjoy a quick funny video to lighten your mood.

The Incredible Benefits of Using the Playful Time Technique

The benefits of applying this method to your day are: better attention, a little more physical movement (due to breaks), and based on my research, reading, and experience, far greater productivity due to the extra focus you’ll have.[6]

What if I’m so in the flow that I don’t feel like taking a break?

The recommendation to work in blocks of 30-60 mins is applicable 90% of the time. However, there are some rare instances where you’ll be so in the flow, perhaps because you’re on deadline, that taking a break might break your momentum.

In those cases, you can work up to 90 mins in one go. This window of time fits human ultradian rhythms and has been proven as the longest time someone can focus without losing concentration, energy, and quality of performance.[7]

Don’t Let Distractions Phase You

During your timed blocks, on the occasions that you feel tired and browse sites that don’t necessarily help your work, don’t beat yourself up! Distraction is bound to happen on occasion.

Fortunately, knowing you only having a certain amount of time which you’ve decided on before you know you’ll be taking a break, means this will happen less than it used to.

I bet you can do the same – if not more work – in four focused hours compared to six distracted ones using this technique. Soon, you’ll begin to realise just how much more focus and time you can have in your day.

You Can Use Your New Found Spare Time to:

  • Learn new material in your industry.
  • Think of creative ideas to take your work forward.
  • Get far more done than you ever have.

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Get Motivated by ‘Noting Your Hours’

“What gets measured gets managed.”

– Peter Drucker

If you’re an employee perhaps you’re not clear on where all your time is going. As a freelancer or entrepreneur, perhaps there’s a possibility that you’re being too lax with your time. To avoid procrastination, I invite you to track how many hours of work you accomplish. This will keep you accountable and clearer on where your time is going.

For some people, it might enough to do this for a few days, because anymore might make them feel like they’re being too rigid on themselves. For others, it might be the change that creates the biggest improvement in their productivity. Out of all the techniques in the book, this one is the most negotiable. Feel free to try it and let it go, or to use it consistently.

Below you’ll find an example of a system you can use to track your hours.

At the end of each day, you essentially you essentially make a note of the hours you’ve accomplished, and when you’re done working for that week, you add up the total. You can do this in a notebook, spreadsheet, or a word document as shown above. If you’re a freelancer or entrepreneur, the benefit of using a system like this is that you can be even more flexible with when you work.

With time, you’ll start to see a correlation between doing quality work in a good numbers of hours, and the happiness that you experience in a week. And you’ll also start to notice which days you tend to be more productive. Patterns will begin emerging – increasing your ability to recognise your individual tendencies – which will help facilitate your best creative work. More importantly, you’ll be more motivated to beat your weekly hours from the last week every time a new Monday rolls around.

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Heal Smartphone Addiction

“There are few times that I feel more at peace, more in tune, more Zen, if you will, than when I force myself to unplug.”

– Harlan Coben

We all love to receive a notification or two. Receiving those tiny pellets from the mobile universe offers a nice little rush. And browsing through certain apps is always enticing – but smartphones can be a huge distraction to living a meaningful life.

According to studies, the average person unlocks their phone an incredible eighty to a hundred sixty times per day. It’s clear that we don’t all use our smartphones with intention. Instead, we look to them for comfort when we feel unfulfilled.

We ponder the musings and exchanges we’ve had or have yet to have on our smartphones. But those escapes fritter our attention, which is our most precious commodity. By giving our attention away carelessly, day after day, we aren’t able to live as meaningfully.

More time spent in front of your screen’s phone means less time doing what you truly want to do in life. But smartphones aren’t the enemy; what needs to change is how we use them. Below, you’ll find a list of steps that could help you reduce your smartphone dependency.

  • Avoid using your main phone as an alarm clock.

Many of us habitually use our phone first thing in the morning. Doing so means we start our day with other people’s agendas instead of our own.

  • Put your phone on flight mode every night.

You’ll avoid getting your sleep interrupted, and you’ll be less tempted to go on the Internet first thing in the morning if it’s already in flight mode. That means better rest and a calmer morning.

  • Turn off your phone for a half-full day once per week.

Taking a weekly half day off the phone will help you distance yourself from your phone. It’ll help you realize that your smartphone is just a tool, and not something that you need to hold on to 24/7.

  • Uninstall addictive apps and use a time tracking app to see how much time you spend looking at your smartphone each week.

Imagine a movie where the main character constantly checks his smartphone. A distracted character wouldn’t make much of a hero. What’s to say you’re not the main character of your life?

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Avoid Internet Burnout

“Our growing addiction to the Internet is impairing precious human capacities such as memory, concentration, pattern recognition, meaning-making, and intimacy.”

– Margaret J Whitley

When it comes to getting things done – nothing seems to beat a computer. We can write documents, research projects, read important emails, and so much more. They have become so important to the way we work, that we no longer see them as marvels of engineering – but simply as: integral parts of our life.

And that’s okay.

But we owe it to ourselves to be reminded that we weren’t born to be seated in front of a screen for the better part of our lives. Besides, we can be just as productive, if not more so – if we take a more systemized approach to the way we use our computers.

The internet offers us an infinite richness of information, but life outside the screen provides us with something far richer. Time spent on the PC after work and on the weekend could be spent relaxing, celebrating, and discovering other sides to life. Besides, when we go on the computer, many of us can’t help but sit in improper positions that affect our posture and breathing for the worse.

Ever told yourself you’ll be spending a bit of time on the PC, before realizing hours have just flown? We’ve all been there; there’s something about the internet, particularly on a computer, that’s just highly seductive.

Yet, we don’t always need to be glued to a display to entertain ourselves, or to make headways on our personal development and work. We can, for instance, go to conferences and read books, connecting the dots in a way we wouldn’t be able to in the distraction-filled world of the internet.

Many of our hours spent in front of the computer are spent researching ideas, buried deep within the sandbox of Google. But the pen and paper approach is also an excellent way to creatively think about our careers or businesses.

So let’s have a day every weekend, where we cut our ties with our computers. This will allow us to move into the new week with a greater sense of vitality – and that’s only going to help us work more productively. Taking some time off the computer each week might feel strange at first, but as time goes by, we’ll start to notice how much better we feel.

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Hack Each Day for Gratitude

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

– Brene Brown

Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re often being pulled by something – either a feeling of general anxiety, flashes from the past, or hopes for the future. Most of us have become so used to this state of being, that we’ve forgotten what it’s like to live without this underlying sense of worry.

The modern world is full of distractions, and with that comes a never ending bombardment of hyper-stimulation. All of this internal and external noise, compounded by the endless list of tasks we have on our minds, can often take up a significant chunk of our lives. If we don’t manage this noise, we can slowly get swept away by it.

There are endless examples of people who’ve had wealth and fame, and yet are still desperately unhappy. In essence, we can’t enjoy the ride of life, and achieve what we want, if we’re constantly at the mercy of our emotions and inner struggles.

That’s where daily gratitude can help. It allows us to see ourselves, and the world, with a little more objectivity; enabling us to experience peace of mind and a greater sense of clarity.

How we do what we do is infinitely more important than what we get. So when we’re busy doing “more”, let’s also pay attention to how we’re picturing our lives. Because in the end, the beauty of what we reap will always be determined by the beauty of our inner canvas.

By writing or speaking about one to five little things we’re proud of each evening; we can feel a little happier and brush away our stress. In fact, we should ideally express as much positivity as possible each day. This is backed up by ground-breaking research from Teresa Amabile in her book The Progress Principle, which suggests that sharing your wins can reduce work worries, feelings of overwhelm, and ignite greater joy, creativity, and engagement.

Power-Up Life with a Weekly Gratitude Journal

Let’s just start with saying that Mondays aren’t the most popular day of the week. But by writing a detailed weekly list of some of the best things that happened in the past week on a Monday, they can quickly become your favourite day. You’ll be able to step into each new week, already feeling an abundance of gratitude, meaning you’re going to be a step ahead of everyone else. In fact, writing a weekly gratitude journal will rewire your neural circuitry for more happiness – pushing you to look at the glass half-full more often.

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Recommended Software and Apps

  1. Tomighty Desktop Timer – Use this timer to remember to take a break after every half-full hour: http://www.tomighty.org/ 
  2. F.lux – Filters out the blue light spectrum after sunset, meaning you’ll be more likely to fall asleep after evening computer usage: https://justgetflux.com/ 
  3. Momentum – Adds a visual element to Chrome that makes you more mindful before you head over on to a new site: https://momentumdash.com/ 
  4. Di.fm – Ambient music with lots of variety to help you focus: www.di.fm 
  5. Inbox When Ready – Allows you to hide your inbox: www.inboxwhenready.org 
  6. TimeUsed – Tracks the time you spend looking at your Android phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bd.timefactory.android.timeused&hl=en_GB 
  7. Moment – Gives you an indication of how much time you spend looking at your iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/moment-screen-time-tracker/id771541926?mt=8 

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7 Habits to Living Meaningfully in a Digital Age

  1. Design a daily routine that fulfils the mental, spiritual, and physical areas of your life. Sometimes, it will take longer to finish, sometimes it will be quicker. Don’t expect to do it every single day, but do it most days.
  2. Following your morning routine, work on the highest impact tasks in an order that you can enjoy (unless you’re an afternoon person).
  3. Limit your email/social media use during the first four hours of your work day.
  4. Schedule your lower impact tasks for the second chunk of the day i.e. meetings, research, and low priority calls (reverse this if you’re an afternoon person).
  5. Work in blocks of 30-60 mins (depending on your energy) using a timer or a note-taking system, taking short 1-15 mins breaks every time. On some occasions, work in a block of up to 90 mins.
  6. Take a half-full day off your smartphone and a whole day off your computer each week.
  7. Avoid complaints and write or speak about what you’re grateful for each day. You can share your joys with a friend or family member so that they also experience a little dose of your happiness. After all, happiness shared is happiness multiplied. 

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Start Creating Your Best Week

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

– Alan Watts

M any of us have been enticed into making long-term goals, of having a dream or a vision of how successful we want to become. And there’s nothing wrong with that – having a vision is incredibly helpful. Yet, if you have a salary that’s $25,000 per year or greater; you’re already in the top 1.88% of richest people in the world (Source: www.globalrichlist.net).

Considering that, you’re always free to exchange the veneer of any grandiose visions for more appreciation. What’s more important than seeking a certain position or lifestyle, is putting focus and taking action in the week, using the right strategies, whilst being grateful for what you have. In essence, a dream/vision/long term goal serves your life more as a compass.

So often we want things to happen a certain way, but we squander the process, while we lust for our vision of the future – and throw away the opportunity to enjoy and take clever advantage of the opportunity that’s been given to us every week.

You can be different by applying the several ideas provided in this book. Soon, with consistent application, you’ll be on your way to experiencing more focus, productivity, and gratitude.

Thank you for your precious time, I hope what you’ve learnt serves you deeply. In truth, we weren’t born to experience constant unfulfillment – we were born for joy and purpose. And no doubt they will return, infusing life with excitement and light.

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References

1. The Fresh Start Effect: Temporal Landmarks Motivate Aspirational Behaviour: https://faculty.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Dai_Fresh_Start_2014_Mgmt_Sci.pdf

2. How long it takes to build a habit: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/02/how-long-it-takes-to-form-a-new-habit/

3. TED Talk on the Paradox of Choice and why you want to reduce the amount of choices you make on a daily basis: https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice?language=en

4. How time of day affects productivity: http://home.uchicago.edu/~npope/morning_afternoon.pdf

5. Examining the nature of fragmented work: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~gmark/CHI2005.pdf

6. A look into Parkinson’s law: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01bctk3

7. The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance: http://www.nytimes.com/images/blogs/freakonomics/pdf/DeliberatePractice(PsychologicalReview).pdf

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Invitation

If you want more strategies to leading a more meaningful life, reach out to me at: [email protected] to book a free Sunday Skype coaching call.

Some of the topics I cover are:

  • The five online tests to take to build high levels of self-awareness
  • The ‘Holistic To-do List’ technique
  • My lessons from tracking habits for more than half a decade
  • Designing a yearly review system
  • The steps to building a life vision manifesto
  • Creating Compass Goals
  • Building memory happiness

All the best.

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About the Author

Samy Felice is a writer, model, and athlete who’s been eating books for breakfast since the age of 12. He’s captivated by the idea of blending eastern philosophy with western ideals of achievement and productivity.

Tired with the old bread and butter advice on “making it” and “doing the most amount of work possible”; he’s focused his writing on how to live more meaningfully, in balance with the desire to achieve more.

His work has been featured on top authority sites such as Addicted2Success, PicktheBrain and TinyBuddha.

To connect with Samy, find him on:

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How to Live Meaningfully in a Digital Age

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu Advertising boards. Bright lights. They caress you and sway you into their lure. Your attention is stolen from you, being projected outwards, while the sensory wonders of the world pull you in. Emails are being delivered to your phone. Whatsapp messages alert you. You've received a new Snap. Google tells you your apps need updating. And then you wonder about all the things you want to do today, tomorrow, and so on... Where are you? But here... And you always will be. There's an underlying global problem our generation is facing. And it's an incessant lack of gratitude perpetuated by our digital environment. Bikini clad models on Instagram. Check. Sports stars blazed over your newsfeed every day. Check. Tons of pressure to make a breakthrough in your career. Check. Our desires for achievement are greater than ever. Yet, if you make your living by working on a computer, it's hard to experience meaningful productivity when you have little gratitude. Conversely, it's hard to have gratitude when you're not experiencing meaningful productivity. We live our lives with a greater sense of lack than we would have a generation ago - even though we have more than ever. By reading the practical information in this book, you'll be able to lead a more meaningful week, and life - in the face of the digital chaos we're now exposed to on a daily basis. Here's some of what you'll find: • Creating a Holistic Daily Routine • Healing Smartphone addiction • Avoiding Internet Burnout • Hacking each day for Gratitude This book has been intentionally written to be short and as clear as possible - you can read it all in under half an hour - yet it's the culmination of years of experimentation. In the context of this digital age: simple is better. With the book focused on quality as opposed to quantity, you’ll be likelier to remember the ideas and principles, so that you can quickly use them to your advantage. I wrote this book to uncover simple truths and pull the curtains beneath the foggy nature of our current reality. Think of it as a stepping stone to helping you become a more aware individual with greater feelings of control, meaning, and gratitude - in this digital age. You can experience more fulfilment right now.

  • ISBN: 9781370357079
  • Author: Samy Felice
  • Published: 2017-09-02 23:20:11
  • Words: 5390
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