I need a reset01 Aug 2023
This Friday I start a three-week vacation. I’m postponing any habit changes/plans until I get back.
There is no point in starting a new habit that I’m going to quit in a few days… or maybe it’s just an excuse to keep being a piece of shit for one month longer.
In any case, I’m going to use these vacations to reset my mindset. As well as most people, I’m addicted to my phone. I average 4 hours a day on my phone.
That wouldn’t even be so bad if those hours were used on something useful, but they are usually wasted scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, and reddit. 4 fucking hours wasted every day.
I don’t even think I get any dopamine hits at this point. It’s just a terrible habit. Every few minutes I will open my phone and start scrolling without even thinking about it.
So, for the first two weeks of my vacation, I will go to the St. James Way. In 13 days I will walk 300km from León to Santiago de Compostela. On my own, with a small backpack and nothing but the absolutely necessary.
I think this time will help to get a dopamine detox, and mostly to think about my life and future.
I am aware that this could be considered as some other kind of procrastination. That time would be better used starting a side business or something like that. But given my current mental state I think this is what I need.