Ramesh Mourthy worked for more than 15 years in software industry in the US and the UK, until he realized he was not happy with what he was doing and his life was feeling "too mechanical". He left his job of an identity architect in a big gaming company to start his own sustainable farming business in India. In the new episode of Consciously Digital podcast, Anastasia talks to Ramesh about slowing down in the increasingly fast world, his search for balance and why technology makes us rush.
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Thanks a lot to everyone who has sent me their questions about my upcoming book. There are actually 100 questions precisely (I take it as a very good sign!), and I am going through each of them and making sure they are addressed in the book.
While I am doing that, I decided to record this video to give you an update about the book, and start answering some of them. Totally inspired, and getting back into writing!
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How addicted are you to your smartphone? Here is a round up of some stories about the effects of smartphones and some ideas on how to create a healthier life balance.
Our attention spans and mindfulness are being affected as a result of overusing smartphones, according to this story by the Huffington Post. With our constant fear of being alone growing, as well as our ever growing need for stimulation becoming more and more apparent, the overuse of smartphones are having serious effects on our brain.
Do you remember what a smartphone free world used to look like? If you are having problems even imagining this concept, it may be because smartphones are seriously damaging our imaginations, according to Sydney Morning Herald. The study features a developer Keith Holesh, who built an app allowing people to track their phone usage, as well as allowing them to set daily limits for their phone usage.
If you are thinking that you may just be in need of one of these apps but you’re not too sure what to do with all this new free time you’ll have on your hands, Vogue have created a list of real life alternatives for smartphone apps. These include:
1: Replacing your Snapchat for a Polaroid camera (the photos are bound to last more than ten seconds!)
2: Swapping your iTunes or Spotify for a retro vinyl player, a trend that is actually on the rise again
3: Making your own real life mood board, as opposed to apps such as Pinterest.
For more ideas, read the full list here.
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Anastasia Dedyukhina is a professional coach and a pioneer of the Consciously Digital™ concept.