It's Day Eighteen in the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge! This weekend, the holiday offered me an excuse to break free from social media and email and I really enjoyed myself. Although the lure didn't always make it easy. I made a decision a while back to clean up and streamline my digital life and had to remind myself a few times that was what helped me feel present in daily moments. However, one step that I need to take today is cleaning up my friends and following lists. It's not always numbers. Sometimes quality actually means more.
I'm so guilty of breezing through my Instagram feed and asking myself when I see a random picture, "When and why did I follow this person?" It's usually some random picture that has little to do with my personal interests, so what led me to click to follow escapes me. Then there's the timeline feeders that just make me want to hate the world. Their negative attitude just drains my energy or spreads like a contagious virus. No matter the reason, all of these add weight to my life and day, so the best option is to click unfollow or unfriend. Make life simple and less extra, as I like to tell my friends.
Today, I'm going through my lists and just tidying it up. I want every place I step into to reflect the productivity, peace and calm I need around me. I cringe when I walk into a room where others are shouting, ranting or carrying on rudely… or why walk into a dirty room where I can't even hear myself think... so why step into my digital life going against that?
So let's save our sanity and protect our peace.
Day 18: Unfollow and unfriend.
"De-stress your social media experience by being a little more selective about who you follow. Do you really need to stay Facebook friends with people you haven’t spoken to in years? Go through your list and downsize."
Don't forget to visit Romance Novel in Color this week to check out the RNIC Love Bites Flash Fiction stories. A new prompt is up for writers. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!