Over the weekend I decided to get rid of my social media. Two of the anyway (I still have Twitter). And this? I’m told blogging is considered social media? No matter. I exited the two big ones.
I have a few.
1. I’d like to use my time more constructively. Be more productive. Be more creative.
2. I want to stop talking/posting just for the sake of posting. I want what I say to be of worth. No one needs to see another meme. Seriously.
3. I’d like my interactions with people to be real. No more messenger. You wanna talk? Call or text or let’s meet. (Actually don’t call. I’m not a good phone talker lol)
4. I want to spend more time discovering who I am. You can’t do that by staring at everyone else’s life.
I’m even considering taking this media hiatus a step further by taking a vow of silence.
I’ve been giving it a lot of thought. Unfortunately I have to speak at my job, but evenings and weekends I can absolutely do.
What do I expect to gain from this?
Well, it’s going to teach me to be a better listener. Not just to myself, but to others.
I’m going to have to deal with thoughts and emotions quietly. There won’t be any talking things through. Just me and what ever’s bugging me.
And maybe my meditation will get better 🙏🏼
Whatever I do, ‘Quietly’ seems to be my focus.
Sounds simple enough.
We all know it’s not going to be.
Wish me luck