Have A Media Fast

Have A Media Fast

What do I mean by having a media fast? I want you for one day do not use any media outlet at all. Like the newspaper, internet, TV, magazine etc.
For one day you will do not use any media outlet at all.

 

Why are we doing this?

Media just overload our mind with useless information about things that have no or very less impact on us.
You think that you need to know everything what is going in this world but you don’t. So to prove a point let us try a one day media fast where you will not use any type of media at all.
Do not watch anything for 1 day.

No TV, no internet and not even the print media.

Do other things instead

  • Go for a walk with your family
  • Read your kids a story
  • Read a joke book
  • Clean your home
  • Think what are things that are important to you
  • Meditate
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Make a healthy meal
  • Eat for a hour and chew properly

After the end of ask yourself

Do you think that anything important is missed?

If you think that you have missed anything important that think about the implication that news will have on you. Most of the time it will very less.

How do you feel?
Do feel relieved, light and have a free mind.

Now how do you feel now do you feel that it is good idea that you should cut you media time in your daily life.

How can do it for long term?

  • Start small cut one media at a time.
  • Read news on online paper and set timer for 15 min when up close the paper.
  • Get rid of your TV.
  • Reduce your internet plan.

So what you think will happen when you reduce you time on media and devote that time for personal development.

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