LISA BRENNER

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A while ago, I deleted Twitter and Instagram off my phone.

Ah, the quiet in the evenings. After dinner, I used to slump into my armchair and scroll through Instagram.

“Just a couple of minutes.”

The minutes often turned into 20 minutes. The feeling of “what the heck am I doing here? My eyes go numb” came quicker and got worse the more evenings like that passed. Did I even gain anything out of scrolling through social media?

Do I really need to know about today’s trending topic on Twitter today? Or how Instagram’s algorithm changed once again?

Youtube guy struthless noticed through micro journalling that “Most problems won’t matter in 10 days.”

So: No. You don’t need to keep up with all the stuff that is happening out there every day. And often, it’s not even actually happening. People are talking about things a lot. That makes it seem like there’s tons of stuff going on all the time. And you don’t want to miss out on it! But it’s totally okay to miss out on the “non important” things.

 

Meaningful vs. non meaningful things

Invest your time in things that matter to you. Consume long term content. Build up your skills in drawing/writing/making music/etc. Get good. Spend time with your family and people you value.

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Hi! I’m Lisa, illustrator and comic artist from Germany. I create the comic Green & Gold

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