Today’s Challenge: Go without something (e.g. phone, twitter) for a day and tell us what it feels like.
Ok, I forgot to look ahead so I only saw what today’s challenge was at around 10:00 am. So, I disconnected from Twitter from that time until the same time tonight…
It. Was. Torture.
I felt like I was missing something important. All day I kept wondering who was posting what and if there were any Twittertunities (yup I just made that up…twitter + opportunities) I could be missing out on while I was ‘disconnected’. I could wait for 10pm to get here fast enough. I was swiping that Twitter app at 10 on the nose and Guess What?!?!?!? I didn’t really miss all that much.
So why did I feel like I was skipping meals instead of simply disconnecting from ONE of my many Social Media Networks? I think it may be because at this point with my Blog and all that has become attached to my Twitter it has become almost second nature whenever I have a spare moment to check it. If I’m waiting at an appointment, during commercials, waiting for the microwave or simply bored I do what I call my SM Swoop…I make a swoop through all my Social Media Apps on my phone to update on what happened or to just do a bit of updating on my own accounts.
Staying disconnected today was a bit difficult but it did help teach me that perhaps I need to disconnect a bit more often. I was a bit more present in my day and that was a plus.
Has anyone else noticed that technology
has become a part of your daily routine?
How would you be if you had to eliminate it for a day?