I’ve been on an Instagram Detox for 40 Days for Lent and it’s been WONDERFUL!
My intention with my Lent fast was to be more intentional about how I use my time and to redirect my focus inward.
But just yesterday, I wrote a blog about The Four Agreements and it got pushed to Facebook. I panicked because I knew exactly what would happen. Next thing I was on my Facebook “just to check” and an hour later, I was still scrolling.
I could have done so much in that hour, guys! I had so much to do.
The other thing I realised is that I was being drawn into other people’s energy fields by engaging with their content. It wasn’t simply a matter of consuming “entertainment”, I was physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually getting entangled in the life of the mother of 4 who missed her bus from the Eastern Cape and had no money to buy another ticket.
“She’s a scam artist!” I started typing.
“She’s tried to scam me. ‘Can’t believe she’s doing the same thing 5 years later!”
I caught myself just in time. Another test, another opportunity to grow. I chose the high road.
Today is a new day. I am back in the game.
Intention: Avoid Distraction. Redirect Focus Inward.
If you are in the last stretch of Lent, I wish you a wonderful Holy Week and for those of you still in the early days of Ramadaan, you’ve got this. As for everyone else, if you are looking for a ways to:
- Increase Your Productivity
- Boost Your Vitality
- Improve Your Sleep
- Up Your Sense of Wellbeing
- Dull your Jealous Streak
- Elevate Your Self Esteem
and Mind your own damn business…then you should totally try 40 Days of no social/any media. It’s just so cool.
Aluta Continua as they say.