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What is your ideal identity?

It's not just about quitting social media, it's about changing how you view yourself

What is your ideal identity?

It's not just about quitting social media, it's about changing how you view yourself


Are you the type of person that wastes time mindlessly scrolling? James Clear wonderfully put it in his book Atomic Habits, that our habits are votes we cast for our own identity.

Keeping that in mind, lets look at the

**The cost of inaction**
We think that magically, in ten years, we're going to be a different person. You ever see a person well into their thirties or forties with absolute shite habits? Like they remind you more of a teenager inhabiting an adult body instead of an actual adult? Yeah, that might be you! I'd be tumbling down Youtube's recommended videos in my 40s if I didn't take any action.

Your bad habits are not going to magically disappear. You have to make them disappear. Take a moment to reflect on the compounded effect of your social media addiction over thirty years.

Picture that person in your head. That version of you. What do they look like? What energy do they exude? Are you happy to see them? Do you like that version? Does it scare you? Feel the emotion it makes you feel, and remember it. It will help when you're tempted later.

If you feel anger toward them, contempt, or hatred, I would strongly recommend finding professional help to talk about those feelings. I don't have the necessary training to help you, but harboring ill feelings toward your future self is not constructive.

Let's give your bad-habit self a name because we are about to help them out! Here's a drawing of mine. I've called him Frederick.


INSERT PICTURE OF FREDERICK

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