# I'm not sure whether it's a waste or commendable that the more capable mobile devices become the less I do with them. It's been an ongoing trend for a few years now.
While I'm happy that I can do almost everything I need to on the phone there's part of me that increasingly resists getting sucked in.
As well as trying to remove distractions I have fewer apps than ever as I try to condense what I do into a minimum viable toolset.
Fewer apps means less opportunity to fall down rabbit holes and lose myself. Combine this with the greyscale filter which makes the device less enticing and I've found my mobile screen time decreasing significantly.
I've not been as meticulous in trading screen time for time writing in my notebook but I think that's a function of the reduction in screen time itself. Because I'm naturally doing less I don't feel the need to use the notebook to wean myself off digital.
Although I should be using it on a whole different level.
It's quite a strange position to be in.