Life is a loop that has everyone excessively watching over it. It’s hard for anyone to escape this unless you’re an ascetic monk. Or you live on a mountain or in a cave, somewhere in Eastern Europe.
The first loop of life is self-absorption. The first weight of life is ourselves. Our self-righteousness, covetousness, narcissm and addictions. What makes a fast hereby necessary is that it is a detachment from the usual to climb unto the unusual.
One can fast from things other than food including social media, friends, socialization, etc. But one relatively simple one to undertake is fasting from social media. Fasting fosters a detachment that helps you reconnect to a distinctive evaluation of your life. It diffuses artificial smokes that blind us.
There should be no goals without fastings. No timelines, no big changes. Personally, I fast from social media during the last week of a month. While you can choose a routine that works for you, you have to outline the direction of your fasting.
Fasting is not done for fasting sake. Fasting is a deliberate journey to withdraw from one place to another. And so, you should be able to track your movements. Know why you want to move in the first place. Know where you want to head to. Do well to jot down these things.