© 2017-2020 by D.A. Navoti

Don't Get Sucked In


I'm halfway through a month of no social media. I deleted Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from my devices. I've done this before with tremendous success.


Why?


I'm getting sucked too far deep into the Nothingness of the internet. Recently, social media isn't adding value to my artwork or to my overall wellness, so I set a boundary for 30 days: no posting, no notifications, no scrolling. And what a relief!


Jason Zook did a similar feat and documented every day of his journey. It's an enlightening read and I'm facing the same quandary he faced on Day 21:

As of right now, I’m 98% certain I won’t put the FB or Twitter apps back on my phone again. I don’t want to feel tied to them or get back into old habits.

I love getting up, drinking coffee, reading, writing, etc, without the distraction of social media drama. During lunch, I take long walks across Seattle. In the evening, I'm actually present when I watch a new movie or TV show, as opposed to watching with partial attention while on my phone. And before bedtime, I leave my phone and iPad in a different room to avoid temptation; falling asleep happens in less than 5 minutes now.


Again, I've done this before and I think there'll be more "breaks" in the future so I can explore other opportunities in our universe.