66 Days Without Social Media Challenge – Day 8

You know those days where you feel like very little has happened and yet somehow you have an inkling that the very absence of something happening, means that something bigger is starting to come to life?

I kind of feel like today has been one of those days. I really can’t explain it, but I feel like something at my very core is starting to transform into something different, leaving me with a new energy and sensation to experience, which is both nerve wrecking/scary and yet slightly exciting/stimulating at the same time.

It’s like sitting in a darkened room with a door in front of you cracked slightly open, letting a ray of sunshine filter in carrying promises of a beauty and richness with it. It’s like that ray of sunshine is teasing and taunting you, requesting you to finally have the inclination, energy and courage to get up, pull the door wide open and walk through to the other side.

I really can’t express how amazingly powerful being surrounded by silence actually feels – It makes me wonder what one of those 10 day silent meditation retreats would be like. I hear they can be pretty transformative too…

 

66 Days Without Social Media Challenge – GOALS FOR DAY 8

  1. Read 1 Chapter of the 4-Hour Work Week
    • Why? I’m so close… soooooo close to finishing this book. It’s unreal – I don’t want it to end!
  2. Research Reality
    • Why? I’ve been thinking about a new move to another country for a little while now and in my quest to uncover what it is ‘I really want’, I decided to take a look at what making that move a reality would mean. Nothing like a little research to get that creative imagination working!

 

66 Days Without Social Media Challenge – EXPERIENCES FROM DAY 8

Morning – My cat Nala has gotten into the habit of walking next to my head, nuzzling my face and then just staring at me until I wake up. Then if I don’t wake up fast enough, she takes her soft little paw and gives my nose a nudge until I open my eyes. She started this a few weeks ago – it sure beats what she used to do… walk or pounce all over me. I wonder what caused the change? Maybe she feels a shift in my energy?

 

Afternoon – I’ve been researching various cities in Europe to try and figure out where my next home base could be. A part of me is thinking to stay put where I am and build on what I’ve got, but another part of me can’t help but feel that I may not have found my real base just yet. This is the first time I’m considering a move without a big driver such as a study, career or unexpected opportunity leading the move and it’s a very weird feeling to be actively trying to ‘design’ my life by determining where to go. I’ve always been a ‘go with the flow’ kind of person, so it’s definitely a change – let’s see what happens!

 

Evening – I’ve been reading the 4 Hours Work Week and I am on the second to last chapter right now. It’s been such an inspiring ride, I have to say it makes me feel a little sad to think this specific journey is going to end soon. Having said that there’s a lot in this book I feel I may benefit from turning into action, so I really need to find a way to motivate the change if I want to succeed in revamping my lifestyle. Thanks for the challenge Mr. Ferriss!

 

66 Days Without Social Media Challenge – VERDICT FOR DAY 8

It’s quite a weird experience for me right now, digging so deeply into exploring my wants and needs. It almost seems like the more I try to look for an answer, the further away I am getting from it.

As a response to this I’ve instead started simply sitting without many thoughts in mind, removing the need to think or feel or question much of anything and interestingly enough that feels like exactly the right thing to do.

I read that it can take around three months for people to disconnect from their day-to-day influences, once they choose to live a different, less social/media influenced life. Judging by what’s been going on over the last few days, I can’t even imagine what my thoughts would be composed of in three months time if I were to keep on this path, removed from regular activity in the long run.

Unfortunately, I won’t have the opportunity to test that reality at this moment in my life, however, that’s not to say another opportunity won’t present itself to me. I’ll keep my fingers crossed I will do it again one day. I have a feeling it could be rather interesting…

 

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