8:46am I’m really surprised and delighted that I’m beginning day four of my social break! When I started a few days ago I wasn’t sure I could even make it 24 hours! Now look at me! I’m also shocked at how much more expansive my mindset is since pulling the plug. For real, I never would’ve hypothesized feeling this significantly different! And I’m starting to feel a bit foolish. I mean, does everyone know that pulling the plug in social can feel like this except for me? Has there been article after article written about this phenomenon in natural health magazines and psychology e-zines that I’ve overlooked?! Is someone over in Medium screaming a “ditch social and your life will improve” message I’ve missed? I can’t be the first person to experiment like this.
*Face palm* <<< The moment you realize others HAVE probably done this but aren’t bragging about it on social media because *duh* its social media!!!
But do you think they could hire someone to post it for them? I mean, help the rest of us out? Evangelize a little?
I feel like I’m starting to sound apocalyptic so I’m going to move on.
I’m learning that I can read an entire 400 page novel cover to cover in less than 24 hours when I’m not distracted by social. It was good!
I’m excited that I went for an ice cream after dinner with my husband last night and intentionally didn’t bring my smart phone! *gasp*
I read an article this morning from Paul Jarvis about protecting our digital information online and I’m anxious about implementing some safeguards but it feels overwhelming.
The rewards I’m looking forward to include hearing from folks like you who read this series and want to share your thoughts and feedback :: Am I acting nutty? How might a social break help you?
My very next steps are to continue the experiment and glean more wisdom and awareness. It feels exciting to anticipate the unknown instead of fearing disappointments that usually accompany expectations. I feel like today is an adventure just waiting to unfold!
Katie is coach, entrepreneur, and deal-maker that partners with business leaders in creative ways to maximize potential. She understand the complicated lives of entrepreneurs and believes the world would be a better place with even more successful small businesses. A fourth-generation entrepreneur, Katie purchased her first business in 2010 and has partnered with hundreds of business leaders to accomplish their goals, challenges, and visions for a bigger future. Katie is certified in Conversational Intelligence® — the neuroscience of leadership, and holds a B.A. in Business Management from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.