Generally, I'm unapologetically attached to my phone and laptop all day long. Today's assignment was not easy, and to be honest, not really that fun. It was kind of like going to the gym after a long hiatus. You know it's good for you, but it's more "fake it 'til you make it" that first time. But as you step away from the tech (or put one foot in front of the other on the treadmill), you can see that there are long-term benefits in a regular practice.
I imagined the evening of my media fast would be spent listening to feel-good music, cooking, and thinking, but an inkling of the flu and my brother's NBA 2K13 sesh derailed my plans. Instead, I spent the time in my bedroom, reading cookbooks and hanging out with these two furballs. Not bad, but I really would've liked to catch up on some Downton Abbey. Going to bed early was probably good for my health, so by 10, it was lights out for me.
The next morning, I expected to be way behind, social media-wise. In reality, I had a bunch more emails to delete, but it took me all of 5 minutes to catch up on anything I "missed". Though my evening wasn't the zen, lifechanging event I imagined, I think a monthly media fast is something that might be good for my sanity.
How did your media fast go?
JANUARY CURE LINKS:
• Day 11: Try a Media Fast
(Image: Tara Bellucci)