A couple of days ago, I took the initiative to get rid of everything distracting me majorly from my work and from actually spending time doing something worthwhile. I logged out of tumblr (my password is forever lost in the wind), I deactivated my facebook and got rid of facebook messenger so, now, I’m down to the basics of technological communication and, if I want news on Michael Fassbender’s smile, I have to physically search for it, meaning I’m not just scrolling monotonously through all the crap on my tumblr dashboard.
Although I’m still heavily procrastinating half of the time, it feels so much cleaner to not have facebook hanging over me all day. Even when you don’t notice, you will open up facebook and just scroll for a few minutes before you realise you’re back to the same memes and photos of your friends’ cat but, now, I feel slightly more purposeful in my actions.
If you want to detox, getting rid of social media is a good start. No more notifications bugging me to check them, no more adverts clogging up my free time and, hopefully, more time to write, work or read.