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How to Have a Less Taxing and More Productive Life Online


Are you an early morning scroller? Do you have trouble finding files? Are some of your apps bringing you down? Modern tech delivers amazing benefits, but it can also be a drag on our workflow and health. Writer Robin Copple is like the Marie Kondo of digital domains and he talks with Jordan about the pleasures of clean screens, making friends with Trash, fun with folders and more ways to have a less taxing and more productive life online. After Robin leaves the Factory, Jordan helps you find out if your regular breathing is promoting chill, and if not, how to fix it.

Episode Highlights

  • What digital minimalism means and why we should clean up our digital acts
  • The magic of folders and all the ways you can use them
  • Preventing trashing terror
  • Why you and your computer have the same goal
  • How you'll know when you are 'digitally well'
  • Find out if your regular breathing is promoting stress reduction  

Guest Robin Copple's Bio and Recommended Resources

Robin Copple is a writer, editor, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His work to date has included feature films that premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, original projects for Netflix and Hulu and videos for YouTube personalities. Robin’s articles and essays have been featured in Fast Company, The Startup and on the productivity blogs RescueTime and Dancing Astronaut.

Robin joined the film production company Chick Entertainment in 2019 as a development lead and associate producer. Along with co-founders Olivia Crist and Lauren Andrade, he works to produce their exciting slate of projects, each with the goal of empowering and representing women in film and music.

Robin's Website

Fast Company Magazine Article on Digital Minimalism

Episode Goodies and More Resources

The Chill Factory Podcast Website

Quick Calm Video Workshop

Get ready for the year with fast-acting ways to get focused, boost your mood, feel less overwhelmed and fall asleep easier. The Chill Factory host Jordan Friedman's Quick Calm self-paced video workshop does exactly this by teaching you 10 data-driven stress and anxiety reduction techniques that he's been teaching his stressed audiences for years. Learn more at quickcalm.net and use the discount code folders to get 20% OFF through 1/31/22.

The Chill Factory App

Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play .

About Jordan Friedman, Host of The Chill Factory Podcast

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.