My wife and I pledged to each other that we would not check our phones, laptops, or the TV for any news today. A full 24-hour news detox.
There’s only a couple of hours left in the day, so it looks like we are going to make it.
Of course, it was near impossible to not catch glimpses of news events when scrolling through your email account, checking stock quotes, or simply seeing notifications pop up on your cell phone.
But overall, I’d say we achieved our goal, and personally, it felt good to do so.
Like many people, we were spending way too much time reading about the latest updates on covid-19, and I think it was starting to make us even more anxious than we should be.
I’d like to say that we put the extra time we gained to good use, but at least for me, that was not the case. The day, just like yesterday and the day before, just seemed to slip away.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that I simply used the extra time to check my stats more frequently…