Over the 2018/19 Xmas and the school holiday break, I found myself going on social media (FB, twitter etc) less and less to the point where days would go by without me nearing social media. This reduced use was not because I didn't value these digital offerings or because it was a deliberate choice.
Instead, I found myself outside each week, far more than during my working work- whether fishing, rebuilding brickwork around the home or spending time doing the parenting thing. Compared to when I was working, in this holiday break, I revelled in being out of office, physically and mentally. Although I was keen to keep up-to-date with friends and family, in many cases they too were experiencing the same as me.
It was really surprising to me that even when I was walking my dog, yeah I used my phone's Spotify app but even so did little sm checking.
Once back at work and within one click of the world once again, the reduced use of social media continued and does to this day. Ironically upon returning to work, one of the first FB posts I read was from a colleague in Australia Chris Betcher who spoke eloquently about his decision to reduce FB time in his day-to-day life. As a result of his reduction, he feels he's fitter and healthier.
Have to say, I feel likewise.