I am acutely aware of my social media addiction. I don't really shy away from calling it that - my iPhone usage statistics don't lie, and checking for notifications is unfortunately second nature to me. Online it's so easy to switch into autopilot: I constantly find myself logging on in order to do a specific… Continue reading Anti-Social Media: Too Much Time Online?
Recently, in the dentist waiting room, I had an epiphany. As I sat there, I saw everyone was glued to their digital devices: smartphones, tablets, the whole shebang. I asked myself, how can we so socially connected and disconnected simultaneously? Then I typed these preliminary thoughts into my own mobile device... am I not the… Continue reading Dial-Up Days, Mother Nature and Digital Detoxing
It's been over 3 weeks since I said goodbye to my iPhone and hello to my swanky Huawei HB5A2 (easily pre-2008 release, though I'm estimating). It has been so refreshing and now it just feels like second nature to text and call off this piece of ancient history. I can honestly say it has been… Continue reading Brick Phone Bliss – Day 23
By this stage in my little iPhone-free month long experiment, I'm pretty well adjusted to my old school, not-so-smartphone. It has been rather freeing to be without constant nagging notifications from various social media; I get to control when I log in, rather than being perpetually receptive on my iPhone. There are a couple of things… Continue reading Out of the Loop – Day 8
Guess what I had for breakfast...? A very Instagram-worthy chia seed pudding with banana, nuts, crumbled bliss balls, and coconut sugar. I had the strongest urge to document it, which is ultimately quite embarrassing to confess. I resisted, and then I analysed what drives me to want to share my eating habits. I think Instagram… Continue reading Cold Turkey – Day 1
I hate the internet sometimes. I hate social media, and the way it has invaded every facet of our daily lives. Yet I can't seem to drag myself away from it. I am hooked on this online world; crave it like an addict, turn to it in times of boredom. I waste hours in my… Continue reading Digital Detox