Life Without Social Media, is it Possible?

The sound of the rain woke me up at 4:30 AM. I immediately felt grateful for overcast skies and precipitation. The smell of damp air filled my room and I fell back asleep without delay. Another day of extra sleep would do my body good. I'm reminded of sunrises past with this image from the archives.Sunrise in Nanaimo, Canada

It's been ten days since my departure from social media. Life feels more relaxed and I'm less tied to my phone. That being said, there are still ways to scroll mindlessly, even without Facebook. I'm learning to let go and allow more space for my own creativity, instead of letting the ideas of others fill my head. Meditation is on my 'list' although I've been mostly avoiding it. Perhaps I'm not ready to be alone with my inner roommate as Michael Singer calls it.

I invite you to take a break too. See what comes up for you when you remove the apps from your phone. What would you do first thing in the morning if you didn't scroll? Last summer I completed the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron and started doing morning pages, three pages of writing to start the day. I've since adjusted it to one page, especially when getting up at 4 AM. It's helped me leave my phone alone for at least 20 minutes after I wake up.

The question remains, when we look back on our lives, will we regret how much time we spent on our phones? 

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