So it turns out that isolating myself from social media and all forms of internet, and incidentally TV as well, was actually quite liberating. Life was peaceful. I was never in a distracted state, not even a partially distracted state. I was completely open and absorbed by absolutely every conversation which tumbled my way, AND I read books. Lots of books. I slept more, and when I woke up, I could just BE. I didn’t need to check mail, or see who was doing what. Nothing.
Not that I should be encouraging lots of people to stop reading on the internet…but taking a pause every so often is probably a really useful way of seeing how much power the internet has over you, and your valuable time. Just let everything slow down and see where it takes you.