The title of this post might be the dumbest thing I have ever written. Not only am I not a fan of how loosely (and irresponsibly) the term "detox" is used, I am using to explain my current plan with the internet. That alone might be the ultimate sign that I need to step away.
Lately, I have found myself getting sucked into the world of social media and getting very little out of it. While there are really cool people out there that I can connect with and fun twitter chats and great hashtags to use - it just isn't cutting it for me. I've found myself more and more turning to social media when I am bored or uninspired and it never fulfills what every it is I am looking for. So I am turning it all off. For just two weeks, starting tonight, I am suspending my facebook, blocking myself from twitter, deleting all social media apps on my phone and giving myself a break from all things social media.
That will include this blog as well. I have some posts I've already written scheduled for the next two weeks but not a ton so you might still see some things I have written pop up in your feed now and then. But if you don't see me responding to comments, don't worry, I'll get back to you in a couple of weeks or so.
The goal is just to see if all this social media is creating a negative impact on my productivity. I know for some people, it helps boost productivity but lately for me it has been a time waster and a big one at that. So, if you notice I've gone quiet - it's not that I am tuning you out, it's just that I need a little break from social media and the internet to recharge, refocus, and really enjoy my summer.