A Radical Self-Care Decision + A Doodle Story!
Written & Illustrated by elinap
In February I posted about the dance I was in with Facebook,
Wanting to spend less time in there…
…But did I really manage to do that?
Yeah, I did. Like I said…
But still the lure of scrolling around,
Clicking and liking and loving stuff in there was strong.
And little by little it took over again.
No matter on how many To Do lists I wrote it down.
***Spend less time on social media!!!
I still returned there and hours later woke up from the dream.
I grew really tired of this inner battle.
And a few weeks ago I finally figured what I must do.
For me the best way to heal my addiction is by elimination.
Been there done that with several things, including TV
Which I dumped years ago.
So I decided to leave Facebook and other social media channels
for 99 days this summer starting on June 2nd.
I realized that by choosing my addiction I actually choose fear
and by addiction with Facebook I mean that fb has become a major distraction in my life.
I want different results and those I can only get by
DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
So This Is What I’ll Do Between June 2nd & September 8th
I will be doodling daily & blogging a couple of times a month all this time and post them on their pages as often as I can.
And What Can You Do?
You can comment! I’d love to chat with you over the summer!
I’ve opened up commenting on my doodle pages and will be answering, chatting away or otherwise interacting with you in the comments if you feel like commenting – If not, you can always send me a message with the contact form too!
What I’m looking for from this time of doing things differently?
I want to spend a lot of time in the nature. Add laughter, play and fun in my life without any cat videos! I crave for answers, deeper connection and authenticity.
I know it all adds up to my creativity – So I’m very excited!
I will be back in Facebook on September 9th
and see then how I’ll go on from there.
I’d love to hear from you:
Have you ever felt the pull of the social media too heavy on you?
What did you do to overcome it?
The conversation between Mira and “F” is an imaginary one.
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