Our lives have changed dramatically since 2007, when the first iPhone was introduced.
As today’s guest, Glenn Murphy, points out, if we handled any other object over 1000 times a day, we would be considered severely OCD, or addicted, or certainly life-impaired in some way.
Yet that’s exactly how many times most of us reach for our smartphones in a typical day.
And this behavior pattern is not just weird – it’s damaging to our productivity and mental health.
Glenn is my friend, neighbor, martial arts instructor, co-podcaster over at NC Systema, and guru on all things stress and resilience.
He runs workshops for organizations, helping employees and constituents inoculate themselves against stress through breathwork, body exercises, and cognitive approaches.
And one of the things he’s been asked to solve is their increasingly mindless relationships to their smartphones.
In this conversation, we look at the problem of smartphone addiction from the perspective of a martial artist.
We need to defend ourselves against not just the devices, but the addictive engineering baked into them.
So join us for a deep dive into the science of impulse control, and the martial art of tech-proofing.
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