I just wanted to float the idea of Action Days around the community. These Action Days will be centered around a single goal to help you reduce your mindless use of the internet and/or cellphones.
I was thinking Sundays could be “Social Media Purge Sundays”. Everyone with a social media account has at least a few embarrassing or unflattering photo of them online or a cringe-worthy comment they’ve made in the past and no longer agree with. I challenge you to go through your social media account and remove, un-tag and delete from your profile. See if you can reduce the number of photos of you online by half.
I bet you also have some friends online who are constantly popping up in your news feed with all sorts of madness and you are ever so curious about what this person is up to. I encourage you to banish that person from your news feed. In reality, you were probably never going to engage with them again. Try to reduce your news feed to only your closest friends and family that you keep in touch with regularly.
Finally, please turn off notifications on your phone (or better yet, delete the phone app)!
I certainly understand sentimental goofy and unflattering photos and I encourage you download them and save them locally or on cloud storage for safety. The idea of this Action Day is to decrease that feeling of attachment you have to your social media profile.
These are the steps I took to reduce my dependency on Facebook before I ultimately worked up enough courage to delete my account.
I wish you luck, please share your thoughts and successes!
P.S. Please let me know if you have a better name.
P.P.S. I hope you all are looking forward to the next action day, Turn Off Your Phone Tuesday.
P.P.P.S. Sorry the post is so late in the day. Feel free to continue celebrating Social Media Purge Sunday into Monday. Other than that, try to stay off social media