So I’m a good day or so into the ‘cleanse’ and it’s going well so far. It’s actually a little scary how much more time I have in the day, just from cutting out twitter, facebook, and other “distraction” websites. Used to be, if I had downtime I’d just fire up Chrome and idly surf back and forth between sites. Lately, however, I fire up Chrome, realize there’s really nowhere else to go, close my laptop, and go do something productive. Or fire up Lightroom and work on some photos.
In a way, it’s kind of sad how easily I can develop productivity bad habits just from sheer repetition. I spend so much of my workday filling up the downtime with “distraction” websites that I continue the behavior at home. And if I ever wanna get to the levels that I do, I have to use my time more constructively. Cutting out these distractions helps a lot.
Not to mention the human connection. Without twitter and text, I’m actually calling people again. I’ve made more calls in the last three days than I had all December. It’s kinda cool, actually. I’d gotten to the point where I never called anyone. It was always just text. I kinda like going the opposite route.
As it turns out, there are some that think the whole “cleanse” thing is kinda stupid. I guess I can see that. Generally, cleanses are associated with releasing toxins and poisons from the body. This is just communication. May as well give up talking for a week.
If I was talking so much that it was getting in the way of other things, I just might.
In the end, though, I don’t really mind. People will think what they will. Ultimately, if I think it’s helping, thats all that really matters.