“Hi, my name’s Brad, and I’m a doomscroller.”
It started with the pandemic. I wasn’t much of a social media consumer before that, but I wanted to stay on top of the news when the virus hit. Things were changing all the time, so I kept checking back.
Then it was the protests, then the political news…I know I need to stop.
Before long, my wife was doomscrolling along with me. Instead of catching up with one another at the end of the day, we’re staring at our phones, sending links back and forth.
I resolved at the start of the year – I’m leaving my phone in my office. I don’t have to bring it out at night!
That lasted 6 days.
I need to get sober.
The thing is looking at the news doesn’t change the news. If I want to be well informed, I could spend 30 min a day on an actual news site.
The doomscrolling has to end. Today.
I’m telling you all this, not (only) to humiliate myself into changing. But because I know that when I tell other people what I’m doing, and why I’m doing it, I become more committed to it. I’m more likely to stick to the change.
I also know that if I backslide, I can call you, and you’ll support me. I can make more progress with you, my community than I can alone.
Who’s your community? Who’s rooting for you? Hit reply and let me know; I’d love to hear.
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