7:55am This is normally a time of day I’d be checking social. Surprisingly, I’m still not missing it and am really enjoying this break!
I woke up not feeling well. I think it might’ve been some thing I ate (the brownies?) -- extra water and detoxing measures to flush out whatever it might be are the order of the day. I wonder if feeling ill and resting more than a normal work day will result in stronger urges to check social?
On the morning of day three of my social break experiment and I am learning that I do not miss social near as much as I thought I would! I’m excited to continue the experiment. I’m not feeling any anxiety or negative emotions around this experiment at all and am looking forward to what else I’ll learn in the coming days/weeks. My very next steps are to continue to observe what comes up both good and bad as I move beyond the 72 hour mark.
I notice I’m feeling an increase in inspired creativity and am considering a few creative projects for the weekend I wouldn’t normally attempt.
8:47am I received an email from a friend who is promoting a children’s business fair in our community. It’s looks really cool - check it out here. She’s asking me if I know anyone who’s interested in participating or sponsoring the event. I immediately want to share the initiative on social with a local leadership group I’m part of that I’m confident would have interest, but, the social break....
Do I use this as an opportunity to use one of my daily 5 min social checks and share the info? Or do I brainstorm some alternatives to sharing on social? I’ve not used any daily checks since the break started and I’m hesitant to do so now. For now, I’ll brainstorm around it for a bit and take action later.
It makes me wonder, what if I choose not to be on social in the foreseeable future, how would I work around this?
What would you do?
**Edited on the following day to add**
My productivity from yesterday was low. It was a Saturday. I did the following:
My feelings of peace remain an astounding 8 out of 10!
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