Media includes: TV, Twitter, all social media, news media, texting, cell phones etc…
You get the picture.
Let’s get to it:
1. Read, and actually finish a book this year (or more). Start with something deep and intellectually stimulating (like this for example).
2. Think. Just sit and think for an hour or two. Do nothing else, no distractions. Let your mind roam, but control the urge to do “media” stuff.
4. Talk to someone, face to face. Remember that? Talking to someone face to face? Yeah, quite a bit of the “real” world passes you by while your distracted with the social anesthetic of the digital world.
5. Connect with someone deeply, face to face. Don’t stop at talking, make one new friend … this year. You can do it. You’re not too shy, you just might not be used to this “developing relationships” thing.
Hell, there are probably 50 more things I could add to this list … but these 5 will be a good start.
You’ll notice that you feel better IF you do all 5, consistently, and live them … don’t just “check them off” daily.
You can do it. Life is too short to put “I did the Internets good” on your tombstone.