Chasing the news

Here is this week’s 1% MORE—4 short prompts using Mind over Tech’s M.O.R.E framework to trigger tiny improvements to your digital habits.

This week's theme is: ⛔️ Boundary

Mindsets and habits to create supportive environments and set expectations in your digital life.


a trigger to inspire motivation

James Harding—editor and founder of Tortoise, a slow news media outlet—on the problem with the daily noise of regular news:

“We are overwhelmed by information. The problem isn’t just fake news or junk news, because there’s a lot that’s good – it’s just that there’s so much of it, and so much of it is the same. In a hurry, partial and confusing. Too many newsrooms chasing the news, but missing the story.”

Source: Tortoise Media


an approach to gather data

Be curious about how, after a certain point, the value we get from news updates is outweighed by the distraction and anxiety they cause.


a prompt to inspire change

How much of the news that you consume is written to drive revenue for the platform at the expense of your emotions?


an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Make conscious decisions about how you receive news updates to reduce their quantity and increase their quality, allowing you a bit more breathing space.

Try this experiment out with us in our community weekly challenge.

Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech

P.S. This week Mind over Tech was heavily referenced in the wonderful Sketchplanations podcast episode on phubbing—check it out here!