How to Unfuck yourself in a Generation of Instant Gratification (A thread) 🐉🔥 Nowadays, kids at scary young ages have their lives intertwined with technology. Everytime you check your texts, then your social media, then your emails, etc, you create a behavioral loop.
And the problem with this behavioral loop is that as it turns into routine, it actually destroys your ability for "focused attention" at an alarming rate. I realized I had this problem when I realized I couldn't even watch a TV show without constantly checking my phone.
I couldn't go out to eat and have a conversation without constantly checking my phone. I couldn't hang out with friends without constantly checking my phone. And they would all be doing the same thing - staring into their phones like zombies.
Now I know this is hypocritical coming from a twitter guy, but you can still enjoy social media without it destroying your focus. Here's how to beat it: 1. If you're a parent or older sibling, reduce technology as much as possible for kids who are younger than 12.
2. You must go cold turkey for 2 weeks. There is a very slim percentage who can survive without a phone/social media/email for 2 weeks. It's gonna be tough. Do it. 3. Audit your time. Take a notebook and make a slot for every hour and write down what you spend it doing.
You'll most likely see that you spend an insane amount of time on social media. 4. Experience crazy things. The more you go outside and do shit that scares you, or makes you go wild with laughter, the less appealing scrolling social media becomes. (Ask @GoldmundUnleash)
5. Schedule it. Have a set time which is the only time you browse social media. For me, it's mostly in the evening. Most of my tweets are done through a scheduling app. 6. (IMPORTANT:) DO NOT CHECK YOUR PHONE WITHIN AN HOUR OF WAKING UP. I promise you, it fucks up your day.
7. Remind yourself that social media isn't real life. Your idols are just normal people. Your envies are secretly broke. Social Media is a huge facade. 8. Go somewhere cool, do something cool, and notice how many people around you are looking at it through a phone lens.
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