Just read an excellent article that had a simple way to:
- Read a lot more
- Catch up on TV series (if you watch, I don’t)
- Explore where you live, meet new people, learn a language
- Write 50% more than you do now
- Experience an “increase in mental clarity [that] is astounding”
- Give you back 20% to 30% of your disposable time and consciousness
And best of all, you will “barely miss” what you have to sacrifice to achieve this. They only drawback is that you must sacrifice one habit in total, so you don’t use up your willpower and go back to the dark side.
What is it? Get rid of internet access at home.
Unthinkable? The unthinkableness of it made me think of Matthew Chapter 19:
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” … 21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Now I’m in a bind, do I want a clearer mind, or do I want my 30% loss in disposable consciousness?
22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
The word “piquant” means disturbing and pleasing at the same time. This article is quite piquant wouldn’t you agree?
If you’ve cut out internet (or other pastimes) and experienced a big uptick in clarity of mind, please post what you did, why, and how it impacted you in the comments!