Trying out a distraction-free phone

I've tried various approaches to minimising distractions from my phone in the past, including How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You when I still had an iPhone.

Now that I have a Fairphone (€25 referral discount), I tried a similar approach on Android, but it was just not cutting it.

Now that I'm doing the Highlight course, I've decided to go all in on The Distraction-free Android phone. I've deleted my Instagram web app, my Tusky Mastodon client (i.e., Twitter alternative), my Fastmail app, Slack and even disabled GMail.

It felt super strange to not check Instagram and Mastodon first thing when I woke up this morning. Instead, I read the first chapter of a book I've been meaning to read for a long time, but just never got around to. The rest of my day also felt so much better, as I left checking Instagram and Mastodon on my computer until around 5pm in the afternoon. And guess what: I didn't miss anything. I'm looking forward to see what effects this change will have in the long run.

Hey, I'm also one quarter into #100DaysToOffload! 🎉️

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