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Doomscrolling? Ask these 5 questions before clicking again

Doomscrolling? Ask these 5 questions before clicking again

  1. 1. DOOMSCROLLING? A S K T H E S E 5 Q U E S T I O N S B E F O R E C L I C K I N G A G A I N
  2. 2. T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M SENSATIONALISM DRIVES AD REVENUE. Outrage, hate, and fear spur attention and thus profits. Cha-ching! But if you're tired of being held hostage by endless scrolls of manipulation, ask these questions before you click a new headline.
  3. 3. “There is only one road to happiness—let this rule be at hand morning, noon, and night: stay detached from things that are not up to you.” – Epictetus, Discourses W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” – the serenity prayer, as adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous CAN I DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT? 1. Even righteous anger takes a personal mental toll.
  4. 4. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O 2. DOES THIS SENSATIONALLY HARM ME? T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M 4 types of sensationalism (that I know of) LABELING ONE PARTY name-calling character attacks pigeonholing all members of the party's group LABELING ONE PARTY'S ARGUMENT "slams," "destroys," "demolishes their argument"
  5. 5. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M LABELING THE SITUATION "shocking", "incredible", "you won't believe" "battle," "showdown" INFLATING MAGNITUDE "bombshell," "revelations," "explosive allegations," "emergency," "crisis" Does the author's bias magnify your fear or anger more than a less toxic author's would? (i.e. fearmongers, race-baiters, etc.) 2. DOES THIS SENSATIONALLY HARM ME?
  6. 6. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M Fear is the root of hate By the way...
  7. 7. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M 3. DOES IT MAKE ME FEEL UNSAFE? Plateresca / Getty Images Usually can't progress to higher levels unless you meet lower levels first. This is one reason you keep doomscrolling. But don't expect them to offer you a sliver of hope. Hope isn't profitable.
  8. 8. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M 3. DOES IT MAKE ME FEEL UNSAFE? Don't be held hostage by marketers who terrify you into desire for their manufactured hate!
  9. 9. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M 4. IS THE ANGER, HATE, AND FEAR WORTH IT? No. Never. You know this.
  10. 10. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M You might be just fine. 5. WOULD I RATHER NOT KNOW?
  11. 11. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M
  12. 12. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M If expert #15 brings no new evidence, why give views to their tirade? DOES THIS CONFIRM WHAT I ALREADY BELIEVE? DOES THIS PERSON'S OPINION MATTER TO ME? bonus questions toxic author (hate, fear) unqualified poor factual track record
  13. 13. T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M SOLUTIONS AppBlock StayFocusd Lock Me Out my favorite, Pluckeye Blockers follow FEED_BREAKER Reddit Enhancement Suite For Reddit
  14. 14. T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M SOLUTIONS Nose breathing: in for 2, our for 4 OR in for 3, out for 6 (learn expanded, more effective methods in my free ebook Breathe) https://tamingyourtech.eo.page/9cnmb
  15. 15. T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M SOLUTIONS Metta meditation Gratitude for what's going right Listening to Spiegel im Spiegel Religion (God fills the hole fear creates) buying peace of mind, making a plan Making an if/then statement Nature; just watch the grass and trees sway Mindful scrolling website Affect labeling, i.e. "I'm feeling scared right now"
  16. 16. W E D E L I V E R H E A L T H Y . C O T A M I N G Y O U R T E C H . C O M The mind is an excellent servant, but a terrible master. More tech addiction tips at:

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