Yes, the title is correct and not a clickbait. I’ve become an ADDICT. So, don’t judge me.
“Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol,cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.” – Psychology Today
Don’t go bonkers already. I’m not a sex addict, alcoholic nor do I abuse drugs. As per the definition, I am addicted to a particular activity and it is slowly causing major havoc in every aspect of my life!
I am a Social Media/YouTube/Junk News/Dog & Baby Video Watching ADDICT!
A day has 24 hours. But if you look at it through the eyes of a mathematician or a logical person, we have 1440 minutes per day. 1440 minutes, huh…
Out of 1440 minutes, 300 minutes are invested for browsing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Being a virtual peeping tom to others’ life and simply checking my account for no rhyme or reason.
300 minutes of watching YouTube videos – from dog and baby videos, to funny sketches of Liza Koshy, Superwoman, EIC and TVF, along with, a good dose of Reaction Videos, Trump Hating skits, Global Food Videos by Mark Wiens and more.
Result: Envious, Hungry, Sore Eyes and Headache
420 minutes of Being Dead – that’s dead asleep!
Result: Resting being unproductive!
I’m left with 420 minutes. And I need to complete a scheduled blog post, setup client campaigns, work on the next concepts, finish the weekly report…
I have 420 minutes but not enough time to finish my work.
Which means MINUS productivity MINUS sales MINUS good client feedback MINUS feeling content MINUS a progressing career MINUS salary MINUS happiness MINUS our dream holiday plan!
I am wasting every precious minute of my life. And today I simply shouted to myself
“STOP!! For the love of GOD STOP”!
Like every addiction, it takes time, courage, patience and a lot of discipline to give up on your bad choices and activities.
So, it’s DAY 1 of being SOBER
- No Facebook. No Twitter for personal use
- No consumption of CRAP news
- No video consumption … okay … sorry, watched 2 videos of adorable puppies during lunch!
- No procrastination
What I achieved?
1020 Minutes of Productive, Content, Happy and Positive Life Today!