Matt Cutts blog comes up very early in an organic SEO blog search on google so I began reading. On February 14th he posted about detaching himself from social media. For his month of detachment he stopped answering external emails, which he claims are his nemesis. I decided I too was going to attempt to slow down my social media appetite. I began using Facebook and instagram less and less, I noticed a few things. It would bother me if those around me were spending time on their phones instead of actually enjoying each others company. By no means am I saying I stopped cold turkey, I just monitored my usage of apps like that (still used linkedIn of course) But Matt brings up a good point, he says he slowed down and enjoyed the little things in life, he no longer rushed through emails. I fully support his little “challenge” because it happens all the time, we are constantly obsessed with our devices, they are almost part of us and its a bit disgusting. Anyways, I think I will begin participating in these challenges and attempt to go out there and “smell the roses” much more often, and I suggest you do the same!
Heres the link to his blog for some more information.