For the past 8 months or so… I’ve been feeling the tension between the pressure to be present on social media versus the desire to be present in my physical world. Serendipitously, I chanced upon Vitamin Water’s Scroll-free Year Challenge, which asks the question of what you would do without a smartphone for a year. It felt like the sign I was waiting for.
Even if I don’t HAVE TO give up my smartphone, what would my life look like without the endless scrolling? It would be an interesting experiment, at the very least. Perhaps I would just find some other mindless activity to replace the scrolling and it wouldn’t make any difference at all other than I’d have to run by an ATM occasionally.
I’m gonna at least try. And document how it goes.