Facebook was the first casualty of this experiment. I left Facebook because, drama. I also took the Facebook app from my phone.
If you read my last "low tech" blog, you know that as a business owner, I realized in this day and age it was impossible to not be on Facebook. Instead of reopening my personal profile, I created a new one, strictly to run my business dealings, however, that didn't erase the drama. So, I went back to my old account and kindly asked mutual friends to please, keep me blissfully ignorant of the other party's posts.
That has been working.
I did put the app back on my phone as well because honestly, I like staying connected both with my friends and my business. I have made a conscious effort to not spend too much time on Facebook on my phone unless I have no motivation to do anything else. Like during the snow. And last night.
So, while I'm back on social media, I've successfully avoided drama.
Then to become more productive, I removed all games from my phone. I thought about all the things I could do if I weren't playing games, especially one addicting game in particular. I figured I would read more, write again, exercise, anything to stimulate my brain and nurture my health.
This was harder than I thought it would be. I have found myself uploading it and removing the one game again several times, mostly out of complete boredom and lack of motivation. I relied on it heavily while I was snowed in, as I really didn't have the energy or the brain power to do much of anything else.
That said, I'm still using my time more productively. What I've been doing:
- Purging crap out of my home
- Making jewelry
I'm still working on becoming even more low tech. I still debate whether I should keep the Facebook app on my phone or not. I think I suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out). Completely irrational, I know.
I'm hoping by eliminating these time and soul sucking forces from my life and doing things to keep my mind and body active, I will:
- Improve my own health
- Combat this 8 year battle with chronic fatigue
- Eliminate my brain fog
- Lose weight
- Write more
- Paint more
- Create more jewelry.
I want to feel good and to contribute beauty to this world. I truly believe that being less reliant on technology and more reliant on me will help me achieve this.