The Theme Park Guy


Jun 08

Living smartphone-free


The two best habits I acquired in the past two years:

1. I don’t have a smartphone anymore; which means I’m not online 24/7, and when I leave the building I’m really out there, fully present, connected to the real world. Internet a la WiFi plus laptop is enough. Smartphones are like cigarettes. You only feel like you need them as long as you smoke them.

2. I write all my emails offline; so I download all the incoming ones, then switch off the WiFi and answer them one by one. That way I’m not distracted and infinitely more productive. Writing emails like this, offline and focused, is like writing letters in the past – you reflect before you put your words together. Plus, you don't get incoming emails while you’re writing your own, creating an infinite data loop (that drives you nuts). There was a reason that 20 years ago, the postman rung the bell only once a day, not 80 times an hour.

If I hadn’t switched to these two habits – try at least one of them for a few days! – I think by now I'd probably look like the challenged goat in the picture.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stefanzwanzger_the-two-best-habits-i-acquired-in-the-past-activity-6543830284012449792-WDYC

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The Theme Park Guy
Discover the world's best parks
www.thethemeparkguy.com
Theme Park Construction
Construction updates worldwide!
www.themeparX.com
Resort Construction
Worldwide resort construction updates
www.resortX.com
Theme Park Suppliers
Services for industry suppliers
www.themeparksuppliers.com
themeparX Supplier 100
Our themeparX supplier package
www.themeparx.com/supplier100
Theme Park Headhunter
Headhunting theme park execs for you
www.themeparkheadhunter.com
Theme Park Interviews
Interviews with theme park legends
www.ttpg.co/interviews
Theme Park Consultant
Consulting on your upcoming project
www.ttpg.co
Media Based Attractions
Suppliers of media based attractions
www.themeparx.com
Theme Park Travel
Some theme park travel tips
www.themetours.com
Global Hotel Map
Stefan's personal travel map
www.offhotels.com/map
Maldives Overwater Villas
Sorted by price – you'll be surprised!
www.resortx.com
Snorkel off the beach
A map of all snorkeleable resorts!
www.snorkotel.com
Immigration Experience Rating
Rate how border officials treat you
www.borderator.com
True Dubai (2006)
What Dubai was like in summer '06
www.true-dubai.com
Inkline Media Canada
A full-service web agency based in Ottawa, Canada
www.themeparx.com/inkline
Affiliate Marketing
My former German affiliate platform
www.affiliate.de
Short Movies & more
Some pre-Theme Park Guy fun
www.zwanzgerfilm.com
Theme Park Holding Ltd.
Our holding company
www.themeparkholding.com
Walalah LLC
Our UAE company
www.walalah.com