You know what I learned from my one week digital cleanse?
After a self-mandated abstinence from digital media I had almost 1000 blog feed posts waiting for me. 5,000 tweets and numerous G+ posts.
I redeemed my time by reading physical books, right-sizing the material stuff I own and dabbling into PhP, MySQL and Apache server systems.
So great was the temptation to consume media that I had to bury the pervasive Google apps in a folder deep down to the kernel.
I used Firefox for a week because Chrome has those tempting apps built in.
From here on out, I will moderate and limit my intake.
Check the feeds once a day. Check email twice a day.
Now it is time to declare digital bankruptcy and clear the notifications and alerts and the feeds. Starting from zero…now.