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I am currently relishing the silence and peace that has been brought by breaking up with social media. It left my brain buzzing after a long day on Twitter; and by ‘buzzing’, I literally felt that it was buzzing. Going away from Facebook and Twitter has been the best decision of this year so far!

Even more so because I am a huge fan of the Law of attraction and in turn of Personal development or self-improvement. I like to see myself as a deliberate creator of all my experiences-good and bad. And the last one and half year has shown me some great results in my career, interpersonal relationships and finances. I have come from having practically NO money to having more money than I can spend. But now I want more. I want to do much more. What was once out of my reach, is already my comfort zone now. And now begins one more round of thinking about what I really want, how much I want, what will I do once I get it etc.

And that’s the Work! Unless I sift through life-options, I won’t know what I really really really want. For this work to happen, a certain degree of quietude is required. It’s trickier than one would imagine. I know more people who have no frickin’ clue of what they really want(because they don’t see HOW they’ll get it) than the ones who know and are going after it. In fact come to think of it, I know only one such person who is deliberately living happily. And she’s one of the wisest people that I know.

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So this quietude is IMPOSSIBLE with facebook and its other evil twin chipping away at precious mental resources. I also think that too much online presence robs one of emotional responsiveness. At least, that’s what happened to me! I am a musician and composer and emotions are my friends. Dark emotions are my muses. Because of my brain being re-wired to constantly liking or tweeting something, I was hardly ever present in my own life! It seemed impossible to sit down for a couple of hours and finish composing a piece. Firstly, there wasn’t any place in my brain from all that buzzing, for a thought to come and settle down. Secondly, I didn’t have the headspace to give thought to that settled thought. Thirdly, I didn’t want to go through the painful process of seeing the song built till its last chord; tweeting was easier! Everything on social media is so transient. One can’t get attached to any thought/event for longer than 10 seconds. And it was very damaging to the musician’s spirit inside me. I need to be attached to my song. I need to be attached to( at least in that moment) the person that I am holding in my heart as I write the song. Then I have to use my craft, which is chords, rhythm, melody, scales etc and rehearse and repeat the song a hundred times microscopically hovering over every little detail to see if it matches the feeling I want to evoke. It’s an emotionally taxing process. Ask any songwriter worth his salt and he’ll tell you.

Honestly, inspiration to write songs has not struck me yet, but I know that this is a great step in the right direction. I am practising guitar everyday; back to the basics and I know that that’s where all my joy and motivation lies.

If any of you have been thinking of going off Facebook, please do it. It will feel odd at first, but trust me, you’ll be relieved to be out of the black hole!

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Day 4, 5

Day 4 went away at super-sonic speed. I had a lot to do and ended up doing even more than I had expected. I practised guitar but missed doing most of the other things. I may have to tweak somethings according to my schedule so as to not end up feeling guilty!

Day 5 has begun late. And it brings forth more and more news of what a grueling month August is going to turn out to be! No complaints though 🙂

 

And it’s my 5th happy day without Twitter. Now I don’t miss it at all!

Next update soon!

Day 3

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So my third day is a little less successful than previous two. I woke up late. But I have a very fine excuse…I slept very late and I was very very tired. But I am not allowing myself to feel guilty about it. I mean, what’s the point of that anyway.

Although, I already cooked and had lunch. And there’s still time to accomplish the rest of the 8 things that I am “supposed” to do.

Apart from that I am in a great mood. I have work even tomorrow and I have to drive all the way across the city and come back; totally looking forward to that…NOT! But it means I get money, which is GREAT! So, Yayyy!

My album is done. That’d be one thing off my bucket-list. Now awaiting its release which should be in the next two weeks or so. Most of my idle time goes into getting my marketing plan in place. How do I get my CD to be heard and bought by people whom I’m not connected to directly. How do I get them to know that my music exists.

If you have stumbled across this and have read upto here, please drop in your suggestions. I’ll be more than grateful!

Day 2

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Day 2 has also been a success as far as defeating the sunrise is concerned! And also that one whole day without Twitter has been happily lived.

Yesterday I was at the supermarket buying stuff for supporting my 30-day challenge of cooking at least one meal at home. And there were so many funny things happening around over there that my immediate reflex was that of tweeting those! Creature of habit, I suppose. But then I was fully THERE. When I was sipping coffee, there was no added burden of tweeting or checking what other people are tweeting. I am sure that my brain must be quite relieved that it is no longer experiencing technological fatigue.

Now I believe that our brains must have a finite capacity to process information. But when most of it is hogged by mindless or even one-sided exploits such as Twitter or Facebook, there’s no more space left from which good ideas spring forth.

I hadn’t expected it but I am feeling much lighter and life seems easier without social media gnawing away at precious hours!

Stay good, you folks!

Day 1

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Success!! Woke up happily without the alarm at 6.30 AM sharp. Happy, refreshed and confident is what I was feeling until it struck me how empty my life would seem for some days without Twitter gobbling up most of my time. But after all Twitter is such a waste of life. Think about it! We keep staring at the timeline to update itself, for hours in a day.

But I also realize that there’s great danger of my resolve dissolving by the 10th day or so. But I shall not visit Twitter; for my sake.

I’ve been also de-cluttering my house since morning, I had breakfast 2 hours before my “usual time” and it looks like I’m going to accomplish a lot more today than other days which just go in a blur.

So here’s my 30-day challenge list:

  1. No Twitter (*gulp* Oh god! Oh god oh god!)
  2. Wake up at 6.30 AM
  3. Exercise
  4. Meditate
  5. Cook one meal
  6. No internet after 10.30 PM
  7. Practise guitar for 1 hour
  8. Write a blog post
  9. Eat Fruit
  10. Read a book

….whew!