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January 2018

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

My January ahead

In January I’m planning on not touching Facebook at all. The app is going to be uninstalled from my phone and I will be doing my best to avoid it on the laptop. I really enjoy communicating on Facebook but think it is taking over my life too much. You can be your own judge on your own situation. I’ll also be refraining from reading online media and watching the TV. My phone will be switched off at night and left charging downstairs in the kitchen. I’ll be attempting to use it less and less.

The social media thing is not hard and fast. If I need to use it for work I will do so. Netaxis on LinkedIn maybe and Anne’s Vans and JoeFest on Facebook possibly. We have a great announcement in the pipeline with Anne’s Vans and I need to decide whether that’s a January event or a bit later on. I’m also likely to continue the occasional use of Messenger as this is a way that our family stays in touch.

I will almost certainly be still taking pics and making videos but my aim is to compile these into an album or video for publishing at the end of the month. Instead of using all my time (free and otherwise) buried in a screen it will be interesting to see what happens. I’m expecting to read a lot more books and get back to my creative writing. I may well talk about the experience on and by all means tune in there for updates.

January is also traditionally a period of abstention following the Christmas excess of food and drink. I’m going to be cutting back on both and getting more exercise. Although I’m not ruling it out I’m not looking at a dry January. There are already a few dates in the calendar that to some extent preempt dryness – Lincoln Cake Ball and a few other other nights out. You can’t just get rid of everything worth looking forward to in life otherwise what’s the point of it all?

In the meantime I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year ahead and hope 2018 brings you fulfillment. I’m looking forward to another exciting year. They are all exciting:) You have to make it so.

Ciao and wish me luck for January 🙂