Using Mindfulness to Break Phone Addiction and Create a Healthier Relationship with Technology with Robert Plotkin
Robert is the Founder of Technology for Mindfulness, a leading blog and Top 40 iTunes podcast on science, technology, and mindfulness. In his Tap Into Mindfulness program, he teaches people how to be less distracted by their smartphones and how to retake control over their time to be more focused, productive, and creative. His unique approach to technology and mindfulness stems from his combination of expertise in technology (as an MIT-educated computer scientist), decades of experience with Japanese martial arts, and training in Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He has written seven books on the social impact of computer technology, is a co-founder of the Hack Your Mind program at MIT, and the host of the Technology for Mindfulness podcast.
In this episode, Robert & I discuss:
4:23 - How did Robert get to this point?
8:36 - Advice for using technology in a more healthy way
13:06 - How to reduce FOMO and the need to check your phone
20:03 - Using Mindfulness and Technology (and an awesome exercise)
27:40 - A big problem that technology is causing
35:15 - One step to take towards a healthier relationship with technology
37:35 - Robert's #CurrentObsession
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39:31 - Robert's final message
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