Digital Detox

Hi lovely readers,

Yesterday I was very frustrated with my cravings and kind of down. My friend Matt came over and we talked about a multitude of things, but one of his recommendations was to do a digital detox. A lot of the music I listened to was leftover from my using days, and was very triggering.  Most of the instagram accounts I followed were negative meme accounts.  My facebook had pictures from my using days and thousands of friends I didn’t know. With Matt’s help I unfollowed everything and everyone who makes me feel depressed or anxious when I look at my feed, made new playlists with positive music that makes me feel inspired, and unfriended some people on facebook and deleted photos.

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This is presently what my desktop looks like! Minimal folders, an inspiring background and everything is organized. It used to be filled with random screenshots, sometimes of things I wouldn’t necessarily want to be reminded of.

These are the two playlists that remain in my spotify, with the addition of the one I made for my mom. I was just going to have a positive music playlist but then I thought about the times when I’m working out or walking somewhere and I need to feel motivated and powerful, so I made a second playlist called “boss ass bitch” (haha).

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I used to follow 597 people, most of whom I didn’t speak to anymore because they were partying friends, or meme accounts. now I’m down to 473 and my feed is so pleasant. It also prevents me from scrolling for hours, because I get through new content quickly when I’m following fewer accounts.

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I went from 1,700 friends to 1,364 on facebook, and deleted all the friend requests from people I didn’t know.

I also unsubscribed from negative channels on youtube, and next I’m going to try to edit my pinterest following.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and let me know if you decide to try doing a digital detox!

Lots of love,

Liz

 

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