1. You can earn rewards and unlock plenty of different tree species to plant. 2. The app planted over 855,000 real trees to date.
With its unique approach, the app plants a seed every time you start a new distraction-free session – and as time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree.
If you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, however, your tree will wither.
Over time, all your focused moments create a lush forest, reminding you just how easy and rewarding it can be to stay off your phone for a while.
What’s more, you can earn rewards and unlock plenty of different tree species to plant. There are also plenty of small details like alternating messages (Don’t look at me! Hang in there!) that make going off-the-grid even more fun.
And the best part? In collaboration with tree-planting organization Trees for the Future, Forest plants real trees on Earth too.
The good: A unique distraction-blocking app that is not just extremely rewarding, but also has planted over 855,000 real trees (to date). The bad: None. It’s absolutely incredible. Compatibility: iPad, iPhone. Price: With a one-time purchase ($1.99), you can download Forest and use it across all iOS devices.
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by ELIZABETH GILBERT
Once upon a time, there was a man named Jack Gilbert, who was not related to me – unfortunately for me.
Jack Gilbert was a great poet, but if you’ve never heard of him, don’t worry about it. It’s not your fault. He never much cared about being known. But I knew about him, and I loved him dearly from a respectful distance, so let me tell you about him.
Jack Gilbert was born in Pittsburgh in 1925 and grew up in the midst of that city’s smoke, noise, and industry. He worked in factories and steel mills as a young man, but was called from an early age to write poetry. He answered the call without hesitation. He became a poet the way other men become monks: as a devotional practice, as an act of love, and as a lifelong commitment to the search for grace and transcendence. I think this is probably a very good way to become a poet. Or to become anything, really, that calls to your heart and brings you to life.