Episode 96: Downgrading Your Life

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We upgrade tools and gadgets to improve or simplify our lives. But in an eye-opening New York Times piece, editor Pamela Paul pointed out that constant novelty and “feature clutter” can actually increase overwhelm. She went on to talk about how her intentional “downgrading” helped lend balance to her already sped-up life.

In Episode 96 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine discuss Pamela’s piece and talk about what mindful downgrading looks like in their lives. They go on to share 6 tips for how to push back against upgrade pressure, how (or whether) to spend your upgrade budget, and how to advocate for your choices at work and at home.

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