On Distancing Myself from the Social Internet

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.

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 hello@effectiveremotework.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!

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About Justin DiRose

Justin is a productivity expert and remote work consultant. He works full time for Discourse, a fully distributed company, and hosts Process, a podcast about the productivity journey.

Northern Minnesota, USA https://productivityjourney.net