I Stopped Using Social Media for a Week

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Spent time learning

Now that I wasn’t just endlessly scrolling through social media, I became deliberate about what I was consuming.

Started a business

Since learning about the importance of building multiple streams of income, I realised I needed to start a business.

Converted my YouTube app into a digital learning centre

I looked through my YouTube subscriptions and realised the channels I subscribed to were mainly comedy channels and miscellaneous content.

Purged my email inbox

I opened my gmail on an actual laptop instead of my phone and saw that I had 16,784 unread emails.

Planned out my goals

I took a deeper look at my 30 under 30 list and realised that without intentional planning, I wouldn’t be able to achieve my goals.

Connected with friends

I sent messages to friends I hadn’t spoken to in a while, or just generally wanted to check in on.

Became fully present

I engaged in conversations fully, without the occasional glance at my phone or mindless scroll.



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Aaron Eckelt

Aaron Eckelt

Championing the Mixed-Race Experience. Psychology | Productivity | Improvement