Why I Disappear from Steemit on Sundays
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I go dark on Steemit on Sundays. Super dark. No comments dark. No upvotes, no posts, no resteems dark. Dark dark. Thai soccer team in a cave dark.
Okay, so why do I disappear? What's going on?
We're not perfect at it - if we need to grab an Uber, arrange a meeting, or have a skype date with grandma, that's fine.
Actually, Uber got kicked out of Thailand, so we can't grab an Uber. These days we grab a Grab. But I digress.
We do avoid screens as much as possible, letting things that can wait until Monday wait until Monday. And you know what?
Most things can wait until Monday.
Should it be easy to take one day out of the week to fast from our screen addiction? YES! Is it always easy? NO! It's amazing actually. Just taking that one day off, you'll feel the itch to swipe, check, scroll, post - it's not easy to be cut off from those dopamine hits.
While Screen Free Sunday would be worthwhile just to expose our addiction to tech, there are other obvious and immediate benefits. We read more. Conversations are deeper. Our pace slows. We're more 'bored' sitting around the house so we tend to get out and explore our city and interact with our community. We're more likely to go outside and enjoy nature at a park or on a hike.
The whole day goes by more slowly, giving us the sense of a longer weekend. We're more likely to see friends, exercise, get to bed at a reasonable time. I find myself very rested Monday morning, perfect way to start the new work week.
I'd encourage you to give it a shot! If anything, I think it's a good way to remind ourselves how much we rely upon and have become dependent upon our devices.
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