Zuba - Founder of Clear Grow Shine

Hi there, I’m Zuba

Welcome to Clear Grow Shine

If you want to be more intentional about your time spent on social media, learn about digital minimalism and create healthy phone habits, you’ll feel right at home here.

Clear Grow Shine is your place to go to learn about digital minimalism and actually applying it in real life.

You will find posts, inspiration and tools to live a more balanced life through digital minimalism and creating good habits.

How it started

I was often annoyed by how much time I spent wasted on social media. It got so bad, that I even developed RSI in my thumb and forearm from scrolling and holding my phone.

But the real start of my digital minimalism journey was in early 2020, after I saw the documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’. The moment I learned that social media, many other apps and our phones are designed to get us addicted, I dove into the world of digital minimalism.

Soon, I was reading every book and other resource out there with topics such as ‘How to Break Up with your Phone’, persuasive technology, the brain science behind distracting apps, but also about creating good habits.

I’ve been able to change my social media behavior and spend much more time on meaningful things. It has boosted both my personal and professional life. Oh and I’ve been sleeping better too.

At Clear Grow Shine, I want to share my knowledge, inspire you and hand you the tools to live a more balanced life through digital minimalism and creating good habits. If I can do it, you can too!

To be clear

Just to be clear, I won’t be preaching that you should completely abandon social media, smartphones and technology.

It’s about using these intentionally and being in control, instead of letting it take over your life.

That’s why you’ll find Clear Grow Shine on social media, mainly Instagram. It’s a way to reach and inspire more people to be intentional about their social media use and teach about creating healthy phone habits.

Why Clear Grow Shine


Clear the clutter, in your digital life but also in your mind

Grow as a person aka personal development

Shine by living a happy, balanced and intentional life

3 Random things about me

  1. I was born in Kurdistan-Iraq, grew up in the Netherlands and I’m now living in Hong Kong with my husband.

  2. Okay, I’ll throw it out there: I’m a big Beyoncé fan

  3. I love travelling and never get homesick