Episode #26: Digital Minimalism
Happy Monday, friends,
Do you ever feel like your smartphone is in direct competition with your sanity? In his new book, Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport outlines an approach to intentionally limiting online time to a small number of carefully selected activities that strongly support the things we value. We hope this week’s Advocate helps us consider and question what digital behaviors add the most value to our lives so that we might maximize the positive benefit of technology and limit the “digital noise” that can create stress.
If we intentionally and aggressively clear away low-value digital noise, and optimize our use of the tools that really matter, we just may significantly improve our lives. The suggestion is not to reject technology; it is to embrace the immense value these new tools can offer…if we’re willing to do the hard work of figuring out how to best leverage them on behalf of the things we truly care about. For a list of some core principles to guide you as you consider your own inventory, check out this article.
When you bring a friend who has never been to a Craftwork, we will give them a free drink of their choice from our basics menu. (Honor code on bringing a friend new to Craftwork and limit of 1 free drink per customer. Offer expires 4/15/19.)
Spring is here, and our Foundry Location is hosting an event on April 20th from 12-3pm to celebrate. We will be highlighting our new retail area experience (pictured above) and serving our Peruvian single origin on several brew methods in different parts of the cafe: cold brew on the patio, drip coffee in the workspace, french press in the retail area, and espresso and Chemex at the bar! We really hope you can join us. Click here for a free ticket.
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth and Austin. We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.