Breaking Up with My FitBit ~ September 3 2020

I’m going through a breakup.
I’m breaking up with my FitBit.
After wearing it every day for nearly two years I took it off.

I feel like I’ve been set free.

I’m grateful for my FitBit: it taught me what it feels like to move more and less and in between. It showed me what raised my heart rate and how long I was in REM sleep.

But after a while, I noticed that it was less my teacher and more my bossy boss. Less my helper and more my nagging critic. I found myself looking to my FitBit to tell me how much I needed to do and if I’d done a good job or not.

So with deep appreciation, I unshackled myself. I am trusting that I learned what I needed to know and I can now rely on my own authority, my own sense of my body and myself to choose how much to move and whether or not I slept well.

This is a small example of a bigger recognition: where in my life am I turning over my authority to an external, outside source? Where have I shifted from learning from something to deferring to it? Turns out, there are several places in my life where I’ve been doing that … so more unshackling is to come.

What is your relationship with your FitBit – literally or figuratively? Is it supporting you or ruling you? Where have you turned over your agency in a way that no longer serves you?

~-~-~- GIVE AWAY!! ~-~-~-
So now, who wants a FitBit? I’ve got one that’s up for adoption!
All you have to do is
– subscribe to my YouTube Channel here
– and sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of the page here
then, just tell me that you’ve done that (honor system, y’all!) and I’ll enter you in the drawing!
I’ll pull a name from all those who submit on Monday, September 14 2020 at 9am!
Let me know in the comments or email me at sjmnia @ gmail .com!

Breathe deep. Shine bright. Show up.


  1. said:


    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Nik said:

    Interesting, sometimes I take mine off. I used to be fixated on steps & then decided it’s just an arbitrary number so meh. I deliberately got a watch one so if I didn’t like it then I would just use it as a watch, & that’s mostly what it is these days.

    • So healthy. I NEVER took mine off and stayed fixated…until yeah, I realized it wasn’t giving me all the information. 🙂 Well done!

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