Yesterday I arrived in Phuket, Thailand. 🇹🇭
I’ll spend a month here before heading to the other side of the world in December.
My girlfriend Isabella
is learning English and would like to practice with someone on a similar journey and similar level. Reply if you know someone.
Last week I had a profound conversation with Tal Gur
. We argued about the nomadic life, its struggles and what comes next.
It was sobering to sit down and think about the ONE Thing
I want to focus on in my career. Without hesitation, it’s writing.
I don’t write as much as I used to. I got distracted by social media and influence building instead of writing.
When I asked myself, “What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” I felt immense clarity.
To dedicate myself to Deep Work
, I decided to remove myself from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Networks that improved my life but also started to get too much of my attention which I can’t control anymore.
Earlier this year, I took a 30-day social media detox and never felt more present and happier.
Reminiscing emotions of the preceding experiment, it was easy to remove these networks from my life.
My decision shocked some friends. They ask if I have a personal crisis. Answer: no, it’s ruthless prioritization.
I feel happier and less overwhelmed. I don’t need to worry about crafting my “travel-anywhere-get-shit-done-sip-mojitos-win-at-life” persona.
But here’s a caveat.
Casual communication became challenging. Facebook and Instagram had almost all my contacts. However, I get to understand what people are important in my life and make an effort to stay in touch by calling, emailing or meeting up.
Technology has made my life incredible, but it also made it chaotic due to infinite options. I choose to direct my attention and energy to my blog
and this newsletter.
If you (ever) miss my Instagram photos or tweets, I’ll occasionally publish them here (no promises).
If you noticed that social media doesn’t serve you anymore, here are ten reasons
why it may be the time to move on.
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