Well 7 days so far, and counting.
Inspired by Leo Babauta of Zen Habit’s “A Year of Living Without” blogs I decided to take on the challenge. He is one of my favorite bloggers and every month he writes a beautiful piece on something he’s lived without – be it sugar, sitting all day, restaurants, coffee or all day internet, every blog is insightful and inspiring.
I have had a break from Facebook once before but only lasted about a week until I was lured back in. There are of course some things that I love about Facebook, especially as an expat living abroad, but lately it’s felt more like an energy vampire than a friend.
This past week I have been super productive. I feel like I’ve had more time (and energy) to focus on things that I love doing or that I’ve wanted to start but have procrastinated over.
So far this week I’ve:
– started going to early morning chi kung classes in the park (followed by some yoga)
– started learning Chinese
– been blogging again
– got some of my email admin sorted
– had more time to daydream and brainstorm
It’s got me thinking a lot about attachment. Why do I feel like I need Facebook? Am I scared to be alone, really alone with myself, and do nothing? Am I feeding this attachment in other ways – like eating a whole bag of sickly sweet tea plums (and feeling fat)?
Hmm.. the answers are yet to be revealed.
Do you think you could survive a month without Facebook? Who knows, you could very well surprise yourself.