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Why are you scrolling your phone in bed AGAIN?

Thomas Frank2024-03-20
thomas frank#productivity#social media#scrolling#wake up
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The speaker discusses the benefits of removing social media apps from their phone to improve productivity and reduce habitual scrolling. This change has led to increased energy for activities like cooking and has replaced bad habits with more fulfilling activities. By reducing the constant dopamine hit from social media, the speaker has experienced positive changes in their life. They emphasize the concept of activation energy and suggest trying to remove social media apps as an exercise in environmental design.

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Benefits of removing social media apps from phone for improved productivity.
01:33
Speaker admits to previously scrolling through social media in bed instead of following a morning routine.
Speaker deleted social media apps from phone at the start of the year and has not reinstalled them.
Emphasis on intentionally checking social media on desktop for a more mindful experience.
Importance of breaking the habit of unconscious scrolling for quick dopamine hits.
Removing social media apps from the phone has led to positive changes in the speaker's life.
03:21
Increased energy for activities like cooking was a result of eliminating the constant dopamine hit from social media.
The concept of activation energy, as discussed in 'The Happiness Advantage,' emphasizes reducing friction to engage in desired behaviors.
Deleting apps or increasing activation energy can deter engaging in undesired behaviors.
The speaker suggests trying to remove social media apps as an exercise in environmental design, highlighting the personal benefits experienced.