Spring brings with it a sense of new beginnings and a purging of the old. This year my spring cleaning is going to look a little different. It started out as a dare/challenge from my friend Jason who did this last December and it’s just taken me awhile to jump on board. Initially, I agreed simply because I’m competitive and this is the same guy that somehow got me running around Butte, Montana at 11:30 at night ( in the dead of winter) simply to win the weekly Fit Bit Challenge. Or try weird food combinations just because. We all have that friend right?
As I started thinking about it and paying attention to how often I’m attached to my technology I started thinking about all the ways that it could benefit my life. Most of the time I feel overwhelmed and I became curious if unplugging (at least a little less) would help that. Anyway, Jason called it the digital cleanse, but I’m going to name it a digital detox because the last time I did a true cleanse it ended badly ;-). Now that football season, holiday movie season and The Bachelor are over (and I’m not super happy with the results, but congrats to them) it’s time to commit!
4 weeks starting tomorrow.
Very limited TV. One show a week with E (or he just might leave me haha) and the NCAA tourney can be on in the background OR the scores checked online.
No Movies except socially, and for my dinner and a movie posts.
No (non-blogging) Internet/limited email. I will be scheduling out most of my social media posts so if you see me “out and about” it’s most likely done beforehand.
What I Hope To Gain
Less intake of negativity (which hopefully will reduce anxiety and create positive vibes…you get it, right?)
Every Tuesday for the next four weeks I’ll check in with my progress and observations. I’ll also give you a side by side look at my observations compared to my friend’s, just to get a male non-blogger perspective. I realize that I could have been a lot more rigid with this detox but I tried to give myself a little wiggle room so I’d have a chance of success.
I’m curious to see if I’ll get a handle on blogging, house projects, and chip away at the ever-growing to-do list.
If you’re curious, up for challenges, burnt out, overly plugged in, bored, or just crazy, join me at any point during the detox and give me a shout with #ChasingMyHaloDigitalDetox so we can keep each other accountable when I start wanting to scroll down my Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram feed!
Let’s unplug :).