@julian said in Reflections on the Digital Sabbath:
Thanks @gotwf, nice to hear my thoughts echoed back.
I've been chasing this for some time now, with limited success. It all started when I went camping a couple hours north of Toronto, and didn't have any cell signal.
Interesting you should mention camping. One of the best ways to get started/test drive this, as it boosts self discipline. Be prepared for some dopamine withdrawal though. A few years back we hosted an exchange student from Italy who was accustomed to having high speed wi-fi available everywhere. Took him on a few camping trips. You could visibly see the tension and anxiety build hour by hour away from wifi to the point of him becoming physically ill. Had to shorten a three day backpacking trip to two days. Ten miles in, ten miles out, and no time to just enjoy the spectacular views.
Heck, there's even a joke website about how often new frameworks pop up!
What invariably happens is:
We get stuck in to a new framework or library
We quickly lose interest when we run into the first set of problems that require even a modicum of effort, and then
We then move on to the next greatest framework/library that promises the world.
How can we break this cycle?
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