A brief note I wanted to share about digital detoxes and how to actually do one without leaving social media.
I have very recently actually been on a little bit of an attempted detox. My Twitter account is just parked on Twitter. I don't feel that going back to Twitter. My Instagram account is still active, but I'm not actually using Instagram on my phone. I have removed the app from my phone. I'm using Instagram, the way people use Facebook.
I'm logging into Instagram from the desktop computer's browser, and I'm just using Instagram from there. This reduces 24x7 stress that I experience because of social media, but it also helps me continue using Instagram because it is at the end of the day, one of the places through which I get my messages out, including this podcast episode, by the way.
And there's something specific that I wanna talk about. It's digital detoxes and digital minimalism. I've been reading a book by Cal Newport called Digital Minimalism. It's about building focus in a word that offers us unending distractions in the form of social media. And Cal Newport has been a long time advocate of the idea that we should all quit social media because social media platforms are designed by corporations to be extremely addictive things.