Intermittent Media Fasting
I started fasting more frequently, using the Zero App (intermittent, typically the 16/18 hours). Our bodies don't need to constantly be fed. It can slow us down when it's overdone:
Here's a good primer thread:
This sluggishness I was unconscious about when I was younger. As a teen, and into college I would eat whatever, whenever, thinking that it was normal and not paying any attention to the feeling of being full, the energy drain, and the other side effects like brain fog.
We are only just now starting to get aware of how our media diet impacts our brain. We are seeing what it's doing to our culture, but not individually to our mental health.
I’m going to assume that right now we’rere also in that phase of unconsciousness generally about media consumption and that in the future we’ll have more crystalized research on this mind-related health.
It makes me think that someone could start a “Media Fasting” diet just like Zero but for your information consumption.
Who’s building Levels for your brain on social media?
Your mind needs time to think and create its own thoughts – not be constantly drowning in the thoughts of others.
If TV deadens the mind, Twitter overhwlems it with too many inputs. And you can’t remember which ideas are yours or someone elses.
No doubt, I have had tremendous value from Twitter and other networks like it. The insight and people-finding has lead me to some of my best breakthroughs.
The balance, though, is finding time to be reliant also on me.
Can I be a producer instead of a consumer?
And can the knowledge I acquire be first hand, experienced, instead of parroted?
Is it ok for our minds to be learning 24/7?
I’m going to be taking more space through intermittent media fasting.