Social media evokes a number of feelings for me. Yet lately, the biggest one has been anxiety.
In this season, to me anyway, social media has become like a person who is always negative, has something degrading to say at every moment, and constantly demands my attention to hear it. If there was a real person like this in my life, I would need to set limits on how I handle interactions with them for my own mental health.
So that’s what I’m doing.
Going forward, you’ll find me a few different places.
- My productivity community at Effective Remote Work
- My blog at justindirose.com
- My podcast
- My YouTube channel
The internet has the capacity to be a lovely, beneficial place for people to learn, connect, and grow. Some places are not like that, though, so I fully intend to stay away for my own sanity.
I do plan to keep my accounts active, but I will not be reading them. If you need to get in contact with me, feel free to send an email to email@example.com.
Maybe I’ll come back someday, maybe I won’t. What I do know is when I’ve taken breaks in the past, I’ve felt happier, more alive, and able to focus.
2020 is a year to stabilize my life, and this is one of many steps to do so. Onward!