Hey, hey, A:R Nation!
As I'm putting this episode together, my dog is laying on the floor, growling and barking at the cat, but not moving from his spot.
What a life! He works really hard.
I have a question for you: do you think you have a healthy relationship with social media and your devices?
When I observe people on the street - and ESPECIALLY on the train - I'd say that most people have some sort of compulsory relationship with social media and their devices.
I didn't think I may have - until I spoke with my guest on this episode.
His name is Johan Versteegh, and he's the founder of SocialMediaBreakup.com, where he helps people become aware of their compulsory relationship to social media and their devices, as well as helps them transform those relationships into healthier ones.
Johan shares the origin story of SocialMediaBreakup.com - and the name sort of tips it off (he shares that an ex of his prioritized the social media presence of their relationship wayyyy too hard, where things were being done just to post on social media, and NOT in service of the relationship).
He dives into the real tensions created by so much time and attention spent with our devices and social media - often prioritizing what people see about us rather than living our lives.
If you're like me, you may think that you don't have a problematic relationship with social media or your devices.
That was until Johan shared some questions we should ask ourselves to bring awareness to a potentially corrupt relationship with social media and devices (ummm, like taking my phone to the bathroom while doing a number 2!).
Finally, Johan shares with us his 6 step framework that he coaches people around developing a healthier relationship with their devices and social media.
This is such a fascinating conversation that touches on a subject that any of us probably aren't aware may exist.
And if that wasn't awesome enough, Johan is making one of his courses available to A:R Nation - FOR FREE!
Just send an email to Johan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know you heard him on the Adulthood:Revisited Podcast and he'll hook you up with his iPhone Addiction Course (regularly $94.99) FOR FREE!
Get out there and enjoy this world! This is the Adulthood:Revisited Podcast.
Connect with Johan:
Social Media Breakup