How I Use YouTube as a Digital Minimalist

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Consumption

My goal is to only consume content that adds value to my life. It doesn’t necessarily have to teach me something, but if I’m watching something just as entertainment, I don’t want it to make me feel bad about myself or negatively influence my behavior. Furthermore, as I learned at the start of the pandemic, over-consumption can be detrimental to me, causing me to feel lazy and unworthy.

Creation

Making vlogs is an art form for me. Being creative and documenting my life is a joyful experience for me and not something I want to give up. However, there have been periods in which I have struggled with this hobby.

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Natalie Hawley

Natalie Hawley

I write about the relationship between food and culture in the places I visit as well as general musings about living a better life. | nataliemhawley.com