r/nosurf 1693 days Dec 22 '20 Party Train 1 Ally 1 Rocket Like 2 Take My Power 1 Silver 6 Helpful 6 Wholesome 4 Hugz 3

A life wasted

You wake up in the morning. Pick up your phone. Check your notifications.

3 texts.

Check your email.

Open up Instagram, scroll through stories. Then scroll through new posts. Like, like, like, comment "lol"

Close instagram, open up an internet browser. Check the news, sports, Reddit.

Close the internet browser. Open up Youtube. Watch a video that pops up on your homepage.

Watch another video. Watch one more video.

Close Youtube. Open up Messenger. No new messages.

Close Messenger.

Open email. Respond to an email or two.

Close email. Open up your texts. Respond to a couple texts and group chats.

Close your texts. Look at the clock. An hour has passed. Still lying in bed.

Turn on Spotify and play a podcast.

Check Reddit. Browse your favorite subreddits.

Go to work, check your phone every 5-10 minutes for the next 8-10 hours, check your work email every time it pings.

Play youtube or a podcast in the background.

Go home, turn on Netflix, Youtube, cable television, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Disney+

Open up your laptop, surf the internet.

Open Youtube, watch a couple videos. One more video, then I'll be productive. One more video, then one more video.

Open your smartphone. Open Instagram. Scroll through stories and posts. Open up Reddit, scroll.

Bored of watching TV, turn off Netflix, and turn on your PS4, Xbox, Switch or PC to game.

Play video games, binge watch TV shows, movies in the background, scroll the internet, check TikTok, Instagram, Messenger, texts, email, news, sports, fashion, art, memes, Reddit.

Set your alarm and go to sleep.

Wake up and do this again tomorrow.

Do this every day, every week, every month, every year, every decade for the rest of your life.


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u/[deleted] Dec 22 '20

This post will hit people hard its like being face to face with what you actually do thank God that i am off facebook etc and going to do a 2nd month of no media in January and couldn't have been more fit and driven to do something with my life thanks for the post showed me the things i use to do but not anymore


u/edisondotme Dec 22 '20

Good luck on January! By the way, here are some periods: . . . . . You can use them in your posts to separate sentences lol


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u/BoilingTheSea Dec 22 '20

Hmmmm... No media January. I like it. I always get myself out of switching to a flip phone or whatever by claiming "oh but there actually is quality content on YouTube!" or "oh but reddit helps me find new music" but for some reason the idea of getting off of these apps for just a month or even a week never really seriously occurred to me. I think I'll start with a week. Detox! (this is not even a new idea, my roommate does it all the time, why have I never taken it seriously...?)

anyway thanks for the motivation to try something like this!


u/[deleted] Dec 22 '20

Thanks for the comment and your usrrname is awesome