The second challenge in the Bored and Brilliant Challenge series is to live a day without taking any pictures with your phone. I picked this challenge simply because it’s the easiest one to do. I don’t really use Snapchat or Instagram, therefore, there’s really no need for me to take pictures to begin with. On top of that, my phone is so old that every time I use the camera app, it turns into a million-degree burner plate, so unless I want my phone to explode, I don’t touch the camera app. Just so happened, I also left my phone in my room today, so yea, I’m not gonna be using my phone for pictures that’s for sure. Oh Crap, did it say “don’t cheat” in the instruction? Oops, I didn’t mean to cheat, I mean I really want to challenge myself for not taking pictures with my phone for one day, and I’m so proud of myself for completing the challenge.
In regard to the activity on Tuesday, it was a fantastic exercise, it’s amazing how quickly you can fall asleep if you just close your eyes 9 am in the morning and breathe slowly. I really enjoyed the exercise and hope for more in-class meditation sessions in the future.
I don’t think social media and technology in general made me more anxious and depressed. I can’t speak for everyone on planet earth, but just speaking for myself, I don’t feel that way at all. First of all, in the article How Twitter Fuels Anxiety, the author puts out this statement “I’d like to think I’m more than the sum of my followers, but there are plenty of days when I don’t feel that way,” and this comes quite shocking for me. I’m thinking how insecure do you have to be to start worrying about how many followers you have on twitter? Also, I just don’t understand how could anyone need so much validation from social media? does he/she not have a life in the real world? I don’t want to offend anyone and this is just my personal opinion on this matter.