Day 24: Digital detox

Social media is like processed sugar: highly addictive and I just can’t get enough, and then I binge so much I want to vomit.

Physically vomit as well as metaphorically in my brain.

When I feel the anxiety build up to explosive levels, I take a step back… but I’d like to take a step back way before I get to that point.

I don’t think social media is evil, per se… or even A Bad Thing.

But I do think the way most of us use it is problematic.

I hate the amount of time I spend on there, so I’ve taken a few steps to mitigate it:

  • Freedom app on my laptop—it prevents me from getting onto certain sites during the hours I want to work.
  • My phone is elsewhere—I never have my phone in my office during working hours, because I will pick it up and doomscroll.
  • Curated my feeds so I see mostly things that make me happy, like angry emus called Karen, and cats being cute.

Do you ever have a digital detox?

How did it go for you?

If not, would you do one?

Are you even on social media at all?

Set a timer for 5 minutes and write about what comes up from this prompt.

Happy writing!



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