It’s time for me to take in less and crank out more. To that end, I’m weaning myself off of media — at least to a degree — for a little while.
Given what I do for a living, I can’t go on a complete media fast. And I don’t mean to cut myself off from the world. But I’ve found that my ratio of output to intake has been poor. I need to clear my head so that I have more space to think about the work I really need to do — the things that only I can do. (This includes my own writing and my corporate duties.)
It’s also a good time for me to do it, given that the election season is heating up. The more media I consume, the more I have to deal with annoying commercials and tendentious opinions from all sides.
I’m still deciding what I will keep on the menu — and please rest assured that if you contact me (via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) I will respond quickly. But I won’t be doing all the free-range grazing that I usually do. It’s not sustainable, at least in this season of my life.
I’ll keep you posted on my results.
Do you ever go on a media fast? What do you cut out — or what would you?