Hi I’m Sara. I’m 30 years old and in a masters program for social work.
Where are you located?
What do you want to improve about your internet use?
I want to make sure to shut the internet off from 9pm (2 hours before bed) and 1 hour after I wake up. I have an app to shut off the internet, but need to get better at using it during this time.
I also need to make sure that I am able to avoid internet politics as much as possible for the next year and a half. I’m really concerned about the state of politics today, and I want to get involved in a positive way, but I do not have the time while I’m in grad school. I oftentimes will get sucked into a hole and just watch endless political youtube videos, or check the poll sites constantly, or worst of all reading twitter feeds and comments. These things do nothing positive for me and only make me awful about myself and the world. I’d like to help to change things, but I don’t realistically have the time right now and my addiction to internet politics could make me lose everything I’ve worked so hard to get.
It also prevents me from doing my other hobbies that actually make me feel better and help me recharge.
What are your goals for the next year?
Pass all of my classes.
Continue to learn spanish
Work on my creative writing/finish my novel.
Get outside more and participate in more local events.
Take better care of health and mental health through exercise, sleep hygiene, meditation, and healthy eating.
What are you most excited about in terms of our growing community?
The fact that I’m not alone and more and more people are recognizing that the way we use the internet is hurting us and that there is a better way to live.