Well, you all probably saw this one coming!
I am not planning on returning to Insta this calendar year, and I do not have any social media accounts that are active. I have WhatsApp on my phone (and text chains of course) but no other social media options.
(I do not think these are inherently terrible for everyone! I do think they are terrible for some, and some happens to include me — you can hear more details on this recent BLP ep.)
#Op100 refers to my daily goal of less than 100 minutes my phone, using the Screen Time app to keep track. I’m sure I won’t be perfect with this; truthfully sometimes the google maps app trips me up here (though I feel like I could manually subtract those minutes out in good faith!). And FaceTime is worth doing- sometimes I use my laptop for this, but other times the phone is just more convenient.
I am hoping that sticking to this goal leads to more of THE REST OF WHAT IS FUN ABOUT LIFE, such as:
Reading more (more long-form articles, more books – not that 48 is bad, but there are just so many good books out there!)
Watching more good TV/movies
Yoga, stretching, walks
Playing Dr. Mario on the Nintendo Switch (JK. Sort of.)
Organizing (esp in the new house, I am excited to make this space a functional one)!
Hanging out with actual humans (rather than Insta handles . . .)
Drawing / journaling / etc (even with YouTube or a podcast in the background, this activity fills me up better than Insta scrolling)
Here’s to an essentially social media FREE 2022 for me! I don’t think I’ve had a year with no Facebook or Insta since 2005 or so. It’s time.