Digital Declutter Rules 📝

Version: 3.01 Last Updated: 2024-02-13

This is a list of rules that will guide me during my Digital Declutter phase.


What is a Digital Declutter?

A Digital Declutter is an exercise I read about in Cal Newport's Digital Minimalism book. It's almost like a Digital Detox or a Digital Sabbath. The main differences are that you do it for at least 30 days, and that you are replacing addictive digital activities with analog activities. For instance, instead of browsing social media at night, you read books, or learn a new craft like cooking, or you learn how to play a musical instrument like the guitar, etc...

The easiest way to understand it is to look at the rules listed below. But of course you don't have to follow the same rules I made for myself. You can create your own set of rules and do it at your own time. My main motivation for sharing these rules online, was to invite people to give the Digital Declutter exercise a try. If you have any questions regarding this, you can find ways to contact me on this page, but sending an email is the best option.

Messaging Apps:


Web Browsing:

Reading Blogs/Journals/Websites:

Posting to Blogs/Journals:

Reading/Educational Apps:

Social Media Apps and Websites:

Video Games:

Video Streaming Apps:

Music Apps:

Misc Apps:

General Rules:

Tags: #DigitalDeclutter #DigitalMinimalism