Lately I have been reading different books on how to improve my habits and learn more about how our mind and emotions work.
One of the better books I have read is Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s “Personality isn’t Permanent“, a book I highly recommended also in a tweet which caught the attention of the author, who published it in his newsletter.
In his book, Dr. Hardy makes the case for fasting, something that I had tried only once, and I was convinced to try it again. And thus a new habit was born three weeks ago, with my Wednesdays dedicated to a water-only fasting, from the moment I get up to when I wake up the following day, 24 hours of fasting just drinking a lot of water, and avoiding heavy exercise like running.
So far, so very good! I am happy of the outcome so far, and will keep the experiment running.
Yet, in his book Dr. Hardy makes the case of fasting from social media too, during the day of fasting. And this is the next exercise that I want to try.
As a matter of fact, I was further motivated by listening to this video on YouTube, which is ironic as I have discovered it from YouTube’s suggestions!
A similar case can be found in Nir Eyal’s excellent book “Indistractable“, another book which I highly recommend reading after discovering it from my friend Halelly Azulay’s podcast “Talent Growth Show“.
Also, Dave Rubin of “Rubin Report“ fame goes on a full social media fast for the whole month of August every year, an idea I have always liked, and put into practice a couple of years ago. But then I relapsed…
The time is NOW. This will be my last message on social media for one month. I will be back in mid-August, and am sure that everything will be very much the same in the social media world.
I will have an exception for podcasts I follow, and will strive to also avoid YouTube, though there is a LOT of great content on it!
The risk I run is that I will enjoy being off social media, and that I might NOT come back. Definitely a risk worth taking.
Have a great summer everyone!
(Featured image Photo credit: Sydne Vigille)