School started, and we're already almost halfway through this year! That is, for Dutch scholars at least. A vacation is coming up, and right before a vacation is often the busiest time for us. Teachers often schedule tests near each other on accident because of the cycles of teaching they use that are so similar. Because of the busy test time I've been going through I have had to be as productive as I could on certain days, but sometimes it just wouldn't go to plan. When that would happen I would tell myself that it was 'just one of those days'.
I've decided to try something: I will not be using YouTube, which is where I get 90-95% of my entertainment from, for at least a full month from today. It's such an easy escape, and I have so much to do, that it might just be worth it to say 'adios' to YouTube for a while, saving me a lot of stress, and hopefully making me more mindful.
Hopefully I'll be escaping that 'un-productivity loop', where you're constantly worrying about the things you're not doing, and therefore you continue to 'take breaks' to 'let off stress'.
Sure, relaxing is great, but I should pick up a book more often. I should work on my start-up. I should build more. I should study for fun. I feel like YouTube, and other social media, took that creativity from me. That energy where you create your own entertainment, instead of getting it handed to you on a silver platter. And I'm only fifteen, I wonder how people of other ages experience social media: does it sometimes drain you like it does for me?
Have any of you been considering doing something like this? Do you actively avoid social media? Do you like it, dislike it? I'd love to hear your opinions and experiences.
PS. I'm looking for good books to read! Any recommendations you guys have for books that really got your attention?