Day 20: Stay off social media for 24 hours

I’ll be honest: I’ve been putting this challenge off for as long as possible. Andrew couldn’t wait for me to do it. Why? I’m 100 percent addicted to social media. Instagram is the last thing I check at night before my head hits the pillow, and the very first thing I look at in the morning. I check Facebook more times than I’m willing to admit. Often I do it without even thinking about it; my fingers enter in the web address out of pure habit. Usually it’s because my brain needs a break from writing, but you guys, I’m wasting full hours a day on this stuff. And I have a feeling some of you are, too. Because I’m being passed the social media baton of the Daily Candy Chicago account this week, I needed to get this challenge out of the way before it was too late. So yesterday was doomsday. I survived, but barely. To distract myself, I went to apple picking with some girlfriends. I snapped photos as we hunted down apples and blazed our own trail through a corn maze. Did I want to immediately post my favorite picture on Instagram? Sure. But instead, I found myself being more present in my conversations all day. I felt more productive, aware, and engaged. Will I give it up? Not a chance. But at least I know I can live without it.DSC_0757 DSC_0792 DSC_0796 DSC_0802

One Comment

  1. Andrew
    October 7, 2013

    I am so proud of you (and amazed) that made it through the day unscathed.

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