Reflections On My Social Media Detox (GWTW340)

Am I addicted to social media? To answer that question, over the past month I disconnected from social media inspired by the book Own Your Weird by Jason Zook. As a result, I had some interesting feelings arise. I felt like something was missing; I was out of touch with the immediacy of the day. The need to login and connect was strong, but over time declined. But then the emails and passing mentions to social media started, and I had to fight the urge to login. I wasn’t always successful, but here’s what I learned.

The Benefits

  1. Peace.
  2. Focus.
  3. Less emphasis on the immediate needs and more attention paid to the future.
  4. Depth.
  5. More time alone with my thoughts.

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