So don’t become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don’t know or just don’t care
And just complain when you are not there
-Queen “Radio Gaga”
Digital minimalism is something I think about a lot. From social media, to my phone, to intentional television, I am constantly searching for that happy medium that leaves me the greatest opportunity to be… y’know… happy.
Here are a few tips and suggestions that have helped me to get control of our tech-driven existence.
Pick your battles, or pick none at all. It can sometimes seem like everyone is on social media, and if you are not, you are going to ‘miss out’ on a great number of events.
This is partly true and partly nonsense. I have had wonderful experiences and opportunities presented by social media. I have also had wasted hours, frustration, social media depression, and a myriad of other damaging side effects.
There are ways to streamline your social media experience.
I advocate taking the apps off your phone, scheduling your social media time, and being mindful of what you are putting into the world.
If your time on social media is spent tearing down art, arguing, or speechifying to folks who already agree with you, that is not time well spent.