On Friday I made a commitment to myself: no social media for this weekend. This includes pleroma, youtube (except ASMR, Jimmy Broadbent, music and funny videos - however exclude vegan debates, and others), and reddit.
I've never done this before, I was always kind of an addict. Like even if I knew that it's bad for me, because I could be so angry sometimes, and I just couldn't stay away, and checking many times what others are saying. It's not healthy for me, and it was clearly an addiction. I gave too much crap what others are saying either about me, or the stuff I am interested in.
It's much better now though. I never had a smartphone and my tablet is just sitting in the drawer (it has screen problems, basically useless), and I can control my urge much better, than before. However I felt that this week for me was a little bit too much on pleroma and I wanted to take a break. It's also a challenge for me, and I am so glad I am doing this. Here is how my Friday went and a possible result of it.
What I did, that I put the addresses in a host file to block it on my network. The problem with this, I can simple re-enable at any time. It's still on me, if I do that. But so far it's going well. On Friday I declared these intentions on Pleroma in the morning, then I had to go to the city, which takes time because of the transportation system. Then when I got home (walked home) and needed to done some important stuff, I had to go back to the city again (this time it was fast though). So by the time I could sit down in front of the computer it was already mid-afternoon. I had no time to think about social media.
The rest of the day I didn't checked youtube until late evening, that's when usually I check for ASMR stuff, which gets me to sleep.
No reddit, no commenting on youtube (almost at one time). It was a good day.
And here is Saturday morning at 10, I weight myself and I am 60.5 kg. This is the lowest I have ever been in my adult life. This is officially 22.1 kg less, than last October, and compare to 2014 (when my mother died), I was around 64 kg. Recently I was stuck around 62 kg, and I wonder this Friday, the walk home, the not going on social media and getting my bloodpressure a little bit up. Is less stress is a contributing factor in weightloss? I will definitely keep that in my mind. I eat more or less the same stuff. This will be a potato weekend for me. I love potatoes!
Now it's Saturday and I am listening to waffles_beware playing the piano. I discovered her recently, because Lara hosted her. Surprisingly I got a sub from somebody, and because it was still subtember I could renew it for $1. Twitch is different for me I watch it to have fun, and to speak to others sometimes. It's a much better entertainment than TV. Plus piano music is so relaxing and I always admired people who can play the piano.
I will write about this "no social media for the weekend" experiment on Monday. See you, then!
Note: Later today there will be a Parasurv's Weekly post. I decided not to stick religiously to Friday for posting, but to make an effort to post on the weekend. Less pressure, more fun. Probably.