Throughout this course, I feel as though I've been able to grow both as a writer and a critical thinker. Both of these skills I have been able to apply to my undergraduate program, Public Relations. In this paper I explore why deep work is important in a field that I'm truly passionate about, crisis … Continue reading Bringing It All Together
What began with meaningful purposes to help connect friends around the world has turned into a money machine that misuses user’s data daily, Facebook has seen its fair share of backlash. Social media is relatively new and with that comes trial and error. It has been quick to become a fabric of today’s society, making … Continue reading How Social Media is Taking Advantage of Your Data
When reading the article, “The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World”, I became angered. I felt as though I needed to speak out against the author and challenge the interview. I am not a parent, but I have witnessed close friends and family raise children in modern times. This article seems puts the … Continue reading Parents, It’s Okay to Give Your Child Access to Technology
Sometimes when I start huge projects, they seem intimidating, sometimes haunting. If there is too much information for me to process, I start to get confused and often have a hard time knowing where to start. Something that I have relied on heavily for the past year is my planner. Whenever I feel myself beginning … Continue reading Getting Organized
As a buzzing and busy mind, I move at high speeds to keep up with my studies along with my other professional commitments outside my education. I came up with the idea for the this blog post while reading the article “Remedies for the Distracted Mind- Behavioral Science”. The article talks about different ways to … Continue reading My Mind Has Too Many Tabs Open
Like any college student, a lot of my life revolves around social media. I spend my minutes between classes staring at my phone as I mindlessly scroll. I take breaks from homework assignments to check for updates from the last fifteen minutes. I have become a slave to Twitter. There’s nothing new and I still … Continue reading I Took Twitter Away From Myself for a Week… This is What Happened
In the articles we read for this week’s module, there was a lot of focus on the addiction that technology has become. While I agree with that position, I am going into a field where social media is a requirement. In a New York Times article written by Sree Sreenivasan entitled, How to Use Social … Continue reading How Do I Avoid Social Media if it’s a Part of My Job?
In chapter two of Deep Work by Cal Newport, it starts off by discussing Facebook Headquarters and its open floor plan. This new trend for work spaces are showing up everywhere. Jack Dorsey of the San Francisco Chronicle explained their open floor plan, “‘We encourage people to stay out in the open because we believe … Continue reading Open Work Spaces: A Trend that Needs to Die
I wake up and my first order of business is to check my Apple watch for any notifications. Then I check my phone to do a deeper dive. I first check Instagram, then Twitter. I’m looking for any new updates from friends, who liked my latest post, and what’s trending. In today’s world, news is … Continue reading A Word on Social Media
Thinking back to the start of my freshman year of college, I was a much different person. I had a shorter attention span and I used my free time to be lazy. I got caught in a cycle of waking up, going to class, and then going right back to bed. I felt sluggish, unproductive, … Continue reading How do I achieve deep work?