Since my first search in 2009 on “How to Curl Hair” I was catapulted into the “wonderful’ land of You Tube Oz where things are not always what they seem. Of course the hosts of these channels create an “image” where they too forget things are not what they seem. Countless videos are in circulation of explaining themselves, getting “real”, or rants about this and that.
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The truth is, it’s all fake. I too tend to forget that those I subscribe to are putting their best face forward and present their idea of their version of perfection. Where it gets muddy is when you follow along with these personalities and your views get muddled with their ideals.
I’ve tried “fasting” from You Tube in the past. I made it 5 whole days. It’s hard to abstain because it’s one of my favorite pass times: watching people talk about their favorite this, their least favorite that, what they ate, how they workout, what do they do when they are tired, bloated, happy, and hungry. I get wrapped up in their lives they I forget that I have my own.
Now, I don’t watch videos all day every day, but sometimes I hop from video to video and before I know it an hour has gone by.
When something you enjoy becomes a borderline addiction, it’s time to make some changes. For me, these videos are having more of a negative side-effect rather than positive. I decided yesterday after getting sucked into nonsense to take 30 days off You Tube. The only thing I am allowed to use You Tube for is my workout play lists. Other than that: no videos whatsoever.
Now, if someone sends me a something to watch (generally random clips) I will watch those. I will not respond to them saying, “Sorry. I’m not watching You Tube for 30 days.” This is more about abstaining from watching my usual lifestyle videos.
So here is to day #1. I will update progress along the way. I will be honest: if I do break this “fast” I will start the 30 days all over, I will not make excuses, and I will post on here how each day or few days go.