I’m on the internet for less than 30 minutes a day – and it’s awesome! Recently, I started opting out of emails and social media notifications. Now, I quickly reply to emails once a day and limit my remaining time to listening to music, checking out library e-books, and paying bills. (I’m even starting to hand-draft posts) Here are the 3 best things about living (mostly) offline:
- My professional life is now 95% playing/teaching/writing and only 5% administrative tasks. This is awesome.
- My brain is rewiring to be more mindful, focused, and content. This is also awesome.
- My schedules is less cluttered, allowing me to be available to assist others when crises arise unexpectedly. Not super-glamorous, but still pretty awesome.
Like my actual diet, I know that a continual, highly-restrictive internet diet isn’t for everyone. But if you’re feeling like internet and other forms of screen-time are draining your energy, mood, and productivity, it may be time to unplug…