I recently finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and I didn’t realise it was such a dark and sad book. Brilliantly written, but so sad when you consider how Wilde’s real life turned out.
As I moved on to my next book, I made a decision to unsubscribe to almost all my Facebook news feeds and reduce my social media time.
I just wanted to read more books this year. And I felt that I was being distracted and sucked in by “online reading”, which isn’t like book reading at all, because I don’t remember anything I’ve read, even though I was “online reading” for 3 hours?!
I’m a believer of being “very selective with my input”.
Referring to: all the things that enter my head, mind and spirit.
It includes everything from TV shows, movies, youtube videos, sensationalised news, click-bait articles, Facebook comments, instagram feeds, to people, conversations, relationships and friendships.
Basically I try to stay away from things that are negative, toxic, destructive, needlessly over-dramatic and pointless.
I seriously don’t have time for that.
In my 20s, I wanted to experience everything! I experimented, explored and exposed myself to so much!
But now (I’m sure it comes with age) I am so precious with my time, my mind, my energies.
I try to focus on things that are important.
My family, my health, my friends, my relationships, my projects, my passions… and how I’m going to live the next 40-50 years of my life!
So here’s to 5 more decades of not being a slave to Social Media!