8 months ago 💘 for day 30, 2021 with 207 words.

Doom-scrolling

It started out so innocently. You know how it goes. Just binging cute cat and dog videos at an opportune moment. Funny comedy skits here and there. Some beautiful art being made in a literal seconds. Art tips and book reviews and interesting science and history facts trickled into my brain. Then slowly but surely marketing and social media managers started invading my little social media space. And before I knew it, every time I was spending some time innocently doom-scrolling, I was actually working. Consuming new ideas, new tips, new ways of 'beating the algorithm'. What started as a way to unwind, became a new source or professional anxiety. Now, every time I open the damned app, I feel stressed out. And yet, I can't seem to stop myself from opening the damned app and starting on another round of what I know will be a headache and stress inducing scrolling session.
I know what I have to do.
I need to log out.
There's no way around it.
I've known all week and yet I keep putting it off. But I'll do it this time.
I swear I will!
Tomorrow first thing I'm going to log out!
Just see how my last video did first...

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By Leonie Jonk 💘

Artist & Spoonie I write about my life as an artist and as a person with chronic pain, the struggles, the rewards, the inspiration & the downfalls. Oh and occasionally the odd piece of fiction :)

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