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  • Writer's pictureJack Winston

You Already Have What You Want.


The Friday Focus is a weekly newsletter where we highlight:

  1. A piece of content we love so you don’t have to doomscroll to find something interesting

  2. A tip to help you reduce your screen time

  3. A quote that has us thinking

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Book We Love 📖

(Sorry for the profanity, kids. But it’s for a good cause).

This is the anti-self help book you never knew you needed.

It highlights the big problem with all the BS self help gurus and advice out there: the more you DESIRE happiness, the less you get it. Because you are focusing on what you lack, not what you have.

In our world of social media and screen addiction, it’s never been a worse time to feel like your life sucks. Because it looks like everyone else is just having the absolute time of their lives, while you’re sitting home alone in bed doing nothing. It’s not easy to clue yourself into the secret that pretty much everyone feels like their own life sucks too, at least sometimes.

If you find yourself worrying about too many things, comparing yourself to others, or just wanting more from life but don’t know what that is - then this hilarious book will be the slap in the face you need. You’ll learn to care only about the things that actually matter, and stop giving a f*ck about everything else.


Stop Scrolling. Start Living.

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Tip to Reduce Your Screen Time 📱

Don’t Sleep With Your Phone 😴

This is one of my favorite tips. It is so simple, yet so incredibly effective.

Scrolling at night ruins your sleep. With the combination of bright blue light, mindless mental stimulation, and “just one more TikTok” 100 times in a row, this is probably the worst thing you can do before bed.

And scrolling in the morning ruins your WHOLE DAY. Once you start scrolling, you get stuck in the dopamine feedback loop from hell and you’ll find yourself wanting to check your phone all day. Delay usage as long as possible in the morning for low screen time throughout the day.

The easiest way to avoid screen time in the morning and night is to leave your phone outside of the bedroom. Go retro with an old-timey alarm clock!

Your phone is a tool, not a partner. So please, don’t sleep with your phone.


Quote Us Thinking 🧠

“Why don’t you really know what you want? Two reasons that you don’t really know what you want. Number one: you have it. Number two: you don’t know yourself, because you never can. The Godhead is never an object of its own knowledge, just as a knife doesn’t cut itself, fire doesn’t burn itself, light doesn’t illuminate itself.” - Alan Watts


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