I tried before Jay’s birth to limit my internet-use – to internet detox.
I realized that I had begun using the net as a kind of TV, just zapping through channels, numbing my mind: Facebook, emails, news, repeat.
It colonizes my mind and makes my experience of life … less. I don’t sense as much, feel as much.… Read more
Now that I’m about a week into my (second) internet detox-run this year, I’m truly beginning to appreciate how addicted I have been to the Internet. (And how ironic it is that my best medium for conveying this addiction to a larger audience is … the Internet.)
As noted elsewhere my goal is for 30 days to NOT view anything on the Internet which is not “vital” or related to my personal goals – such as: strengthening certain friendships, helping my webdesign business with concrete tasks, helping me with concrete problems about writing and publishing.… Read more
I awoke with my head full of rampaging thoughts, about everything from work to sex to trivialities and I hated it. It’s not as if it happens so often anymore, but it is a reflection of a larger issue:
I still use woefully little of my mental capacity to actually drive towards the goals that mean something to me.… Read more
Yesterday and the day before that I felt the first effects, I believe, of my Internet detox.
To reiterate: No internet, except 15 min of mail in the morning, two quick news checks and perhaps looking for another blog to comment on.
+What is absolutely necessary for work, of course – but nothing else.… Read more
First day on my new social/news media detox.
I also exited the insurance system completely today, by the way. Rely on finding clients for my company in the future. Strange … doesn’t feel like such a big deal now, despite all the uncertainty that goes with it.
Maybe in some months when I am a father I might feel more worried about money, but for now it feels like it’s … okay.… Read more