Man you hit the right points there! That sinking feeling in the stomach is so accurate. Also ur right, it feels way better if i didnt watch any stupid shit for 1-2 days. Today i went outside to a market and barely looked at my phone. Feels already way better. Honestly im shooting for a week straight up. Will try to be outside more and just enjoy my life. Fuck this shit.Hey, it happens. I've been struggling with the exact same thing lately. I don't have a solution but I can offer some social support because I literally struggle with the same issue.
Although, I do have some positive findings to share. I've found that we're only 1 good day away from feeling pretty good again and then only 2-3 days away from feeling serious momentum and clarity again.
So if you manage to avoid social media for one day you immediately feel better and don't have that brain-fog, inability to concentrate, frustration and sinking feeling in your stomach. Then if you manage to do that for 2-3 days in a row you feel confident and ready to conquer the world. How good is that?
You're only one win away from feeling good again.
Don't get down on yourself. The best engineers and neuroscientists in the world are being paid a lot of money to addict us to their platforms. We're fighting a tough battle. But we will win together with persistence.
I've found that usually after about an hour or two of productive work I get a bit hungry and usually start watching youtube while eating, then things go downhill.
Some quick wins might be:
I'm still trying to get all this right too and I mess it up multiple times a week!
- Don't charge your phone in your bedroom at night, charge it as far away as possible and turn it off.
- Find trigger moments, like me when I'm eating lunch and in the morning write down the conscious action you will take in that moment: e.g. when I'm eating lunch I will sit there with my own thoughts instead of grabbing my phone and looking at youtube (and see what you will do in your mind's eye)
You got this. We got this.