No Frivolous Internet Challenge – Update

As you may recall, I have been wanting to have another no frivolous internet challenge that lasts about one month. I talk all about it in this here post.

Anyway, I’m dragging my heels. I think because I’ve been enjoying my smart phone merge game too much. Merging shit just helps my mind zone out. Many of you likely have no clue what I’m talking about. But for you mergers out there, you know what I’m talking about. Also, TikTok. Just don’t ever if you haven’t already. Oh and, YOUTUBE. I {{*heart*}} YouTube.

The moral of this story is I need another way for my mind to “zone out” that isn’t playing a game on my phone, swiping TikToks, or surfing YouTube. Here is my brainstorm of alternate activities that may allow mind-zone-outage:

    1. Listen to some relaxing music
    2. Do a meditation on my meditation app
    3. Write in a journal. I don’t do this currently but maybe it would be mentally beneficial and zone-outy enough?
    4. Draw or paint something with no expectations of it being any good
    5. Pet, play with or brush kitty (He loooovvvvvesssss being brushed)

I think these are reasonable alternatives to do instead. If you have any ideas, please be sure to comment below so I can try them out!

a handsome kitty
Handsome Kitty Pic for Good SEO and Cuteness

No frivolous internet – Next Steps

    1. Decide on a start date and COMMIT. I’ve decided JUST NOW during the writing of this post that it will be the day this post is posted, Oct 26th, 2022. I would like to do it until at least Nov 26th, 2022.
    2. Review my list of goals of the No Frivolous Internet challenge from my previous post and assign some more specific actions to each item on the list
    3. Clean off my phone of any frivolous apps before the start date; block frivolous sites using a browser plugin on my computer(s)
    4. Document any exceptions to my cessation of internet frivolity. I already have a list from the last time I did the challenge, so I may just repurpose that. Blogging will be an exception, of course!
    5. Tell my family and friends to help keep myself accountable. I MAY even post it on social media
    6. Decide if I’m going to write a chronicle of no frivolous internet post. I wrote one last time and kept it going – then published it at the end of the month. It was fun to explore my mental gymnastics during this time period by writing about it

Maybe too much frivolous internet isn’t a problem for you, which is awesome. But if it is, have you ever tried something like this? How did it go? I would appreciate hearing about your experience in the comments below. Toodles!

2 Replies to “No Frivolous Internet Challenge – Update”

  1. It would be difficult but not impossible! As long as I could still use audiobooks, I’d consider trying something out.
    Good luck!

    1. Audiobooks are 100% allowed! Since I’m pretty much always doing something productive while listening, I’m fully ok with audiobooks, as well as books in print.

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