Articles: reducing your online time & addressing stress

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If you are looking for some interesting reads on stress reduction and reducing the time you spend on your phone and online, I suggest the following:

The Binge Breaker: Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.

Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?): Switch multitasking for monotasking.

My Distraction sickness: An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent: Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.

Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core: A new anatomical understanding of how movement controls the body’s stress response system.

Shuffle your thoughts and sleep: Traditional ways of tackling insomnia are largely useless, says Oliver Burkeman, but this is different.

My favourite quote from the above article is:

“Attention, as you’re doubtless aware by now, is a finite resource. This means it’s important to steward it carefully; if you let yours be seized by panicky headlines, there’ll be less left over for what matters.”