Internet fasting while stuck in a box
I’ve decided that from today I’ll be doing a lite digital fast for at least 2 weeks in order to overcome certain addictions.
It’s not going to be a total fast. The idea is to cut out the things that I don’t find particularly productive or particularly enjoyable.
Those include (in order of severity):
- YouTube videos
- Really stupid smartphone games
- Responding to messages to distract myself from other things
- TV shows
- Checking the news randomly
- Checking crypto
- Forcing myself to engage at Hive because I feel that I should.
I will allow myself 30 minutes in the morning, another 30 minutes in the afternoon if I had a productive morning, and then free reign after 8 pm if I had a productive afternoon. Rather lenient, i’d say, but during the fasting hours I’m going to follow it 100%. This should give me an extra 2-5 hours a day that’s not spent multitasking with YouTube which essentially destroys my ability to focus on anything.
Hive isn’t really the problem, it’s using it as a distraction without putting my heart into it. I’ll probably spend a lot of my non-fasting hours at hive.
I’ll allow for 10 minutes on messaging apps in the morning just to reply to people, and I’ll open them up from 8 PM when I feel like it IF (and only if) I had a productive day, otherwise I get 10 minutes to reply to people.
All other computer and internet activity will be work related.
I will check news every 2-3 days if I feel balanced enough to not let it distract me from my focus.
That means I’m going to spend a whole lot of time doing the following
- looking for students
- writing my novel
- practicing guitar
- recording (possibly)
- studying japanese
- catching up with friends and hive after 8 pm
I just deleted all my stupid game apps in preparation.
This is going to be awesome!