Focus & Digital Balance

Blogging about Digital Detox, distraction management, unplugging and a healthy lifestyle in our hyperconnected world

Offline-Places and Spaces

Solitude Focus Sharing Unplug Comic

We’re listing and looking for ‪#‎Offline‬ places – you know: places which are analogue and where there is really no or very limited network connection, internet or are technology-free zones – in Berlin, Germany, EU or the US. Permanent and temporary, existing because of technical gaps or social norms, on the countryside or in the city. Do you know any? If so, please drop us a line via on@offtime.co or @getofftime.

Some of the places we know already: Continue reading

(English) The internet is designed to manipulate you, but you can fight back with psychology

On QZ.com is a very nice article we recommend reading about ‚internet is designed to manipulate you, but you can fight back with psychology‘ by Elliot Berkman, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. It’s very much reflects how we see it and brings also up insights we base our ( OFFTIME ) development on.

„Good self-control [is] characterized by the ability to avoid temptations in the first place. We often think of self-control as the ability to white-knuckle our way through temptation, but studies such as this one indicate that self-control can also be as simple as planning ahead to avoid those traps.“

http://qz.com/632119/psychological-tips-for-resisting-the-internets-grip/