Monday, March 5, 2012
#65 Go 24 hours without Checking Email or Facebook
I am one of those people who does NOT like there to be little icons on the home screen of my phone, not those reminding me I have texts, emails, or Facebook notifications... that drives me C.R.A.Z.Y. Normally, I never get more than 2 or 3 emails that have accumulated in my inbox... that is especially true since I found and fell in love with Siri. I LOVE that I can dictate my responses instead of typing them out in text, so I respond significantly faster. All of this experimenting with "Social Fasting" really made me aware of how "Wired" I am to my phone. While I love that I can respond quickly so the emails don't pile up, I need to learn to let the icons pop up with additional numbers and to be o.k. with that. By the end of the day, I knew that I had 15 new emails that needed to be responded to and 24 notifications on Facebook. I made it and it was easier than I thought... so much so, that I may be making these weekends much more common.