My new life

Isn’t it amazing what you get done once you stop living digital and go back to real lfe? I have been without Twitter in the first place, and a number of email newsletters for about a week now. I went out with friends, had an appointment with my fitness trainer to reschedule my workouts, and I have redecorated my home office. It turns into a sleeping room, and I found this gorgeous turquoise water photo as wallpaper. Now I am living in a construction area, because I still wait for the new carpet to be delivered. I hope I will receive it today, because I need some space to go back to working. And I have not posted anything ūüôā

My social media diet¬†works out quite well, although I’m still on Facebook. The main reason for that is that I run a professional Facebook page and it takes them 2 weeks to close it. While I wait to confirm my request I become more and more aware what pointless discussions I lead there, with people I quite like but never meet in person. I have some 100 friends on FB, but was invited to only four birthday parties in the past 12 months. And that was a 300% increase compared to 2012!

What happens to birthday parties when you get older? In my 20ies I was constantly partying. In my 30ies, then, I was constantly under stress: had a family, went back to university, my social life did no longer exist – one of the reasons why I embraced social media happily: at least you feel like you are connected. It takes a while to realise that in fact it’s a weak substitute. Of my 100 and a few Facebook¬†friends I deleted 30 last week. Not one of them called or emailed me. And I don’t mind. Had they deleted me, I also would not have realised it.

Anyway, birthday parties: do you celebrate getting older? 

Cheers, Nae73

Social Media Diet

I’m giving up on social media. For a while at least. Having stopped building houses on¬†Facebook months ago was a step into the right direction, but all the time management blabla suggesting to check e-mails once a day works just as long as I have a deadline approaching. Whenever I am free to work in a more relaxed manner,¬†with the space to maybe write the book which would pay my garden, procrastination jumps in, and wait, I do have to comment on this post first.

Withdrawing from all social websites is a tough decision, as I use social media for marketing my services. But then again Рalso this could be done much more focused and not doing it at all might not nearly have the impact I tell myself it had. To be frank: I think what I fear most is that it had absolutely no impact whatsoever to stop reminding people I exist by liking their food photos. What if nobody misses me?

O.k., I deleted the first account: LinkedIn. I have hardly used it anyway.

Any experiences on quitting social media?

Cheers, Nae73