Another year (mostly) spent offline
2022 beat my ass. I hope you had a better year.
Five things to share:
time spent offline adds up. It’s easy to obsess over tiny details, try to force yourself to put down the phone, guilt yourself into reading instead of going on instagram again, and these things are good starting points: You can learn a lot from hating yourself. But I know better now. I prefer to be an amateur instead, a lover of time spent offline. I put on music and pull out my Sudoku book because that’s what I want to spend my evening doing. And when I still feel “empty, emptying,” I get lost in /r/askTO. It gets boring quick anyway because reality, if you are courageous enough to confront it, is more indulging than the endless noise online.
A quote I want to share with you:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
time spent offline got a lil shout out in the Guardian: ‘I didn’t realise how badly it affected me until I was off it’: what it’s like to have a social media detox
Hello to everyone that made it to this tiny corner of the internet from that article! I hope you enjoy your stay. <3
A question for you: How did you spend your 2022 offline?
That’s all for this week!
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