0072: 128 Speed Bumps Shaved In Just 10 Minutes

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Hey there, hero!

I’ll admit it.

I got sucked in.

It started slow, and built over time. It affected my productivity, my sleep, my health.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is, I finally decided to do something about it.

And I did.

I deleted 128 apps, mostly games, from my phone. And at times, especially when I’m about to go to sleep, it’s hard to not go back to the App Store, and grab just one to pass the time.

But…I’m sleeping better, and I’ve replaced the game playing with two things that far more beneficial to my life: news and meditation.

Here’s the link to the Breethe app:

https://breethe.com/

Are you ready for an app spring cleaning? If you’re all set in that area, what else is slowing you down? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Ooh, amen! My Apple Arcade subscription—beloved as it is—became a problem for me… until I also instituted a no-games-on-my-phone rule. I replaced the pick-up-and-play habit with a Super Duolingo subscription to learn Spanish instead, and now restrict my gaming fix to board games with friends and a Switch (docked mode only!) for a half hour a few times a week. And that’s been a WONDERFUL boon for my sleep, happiness, and social life, too.

  2. In recent years you’ve spoken openly about other health challenges you’ve faced and the steps you’ve taken to improve upon them. What you’re doing with Breathe is another step in the right direction. It makes me happy to hear about it. The woo woo stuff might seem a little too woo woo sometimes but a lot of it is very helpful, as you are learning. You are practicing mindfulness, which is part of Mind Set, which you talk about all the time. “Eat your own dog food” as you would say. My wife and I listen to Lofi Girl on YouTube at night, and then we leave soothing space meditation music running in the living room when we sleep. Keep up the woo woo!

    1. So true…and it’s lead me to the calling of voicing guided meditations. Trevor’s working with me on that project, and I’m in my second course with another meditation mentor as we speak. So cool!