Last week I did the ultimate test. The removing of social media. For a whole week I decided to see if I could not use it. Okay I had to put them all in a folder on a page I don’t even use, but I did it!
These days I feel like we are glued to our phones. I know whenever I’m bored I’m constantly sliding through Instagram or seeing posts from people that either I don’t want to see or sounds bad don’t even care about! We have become so obsessed.
Soooo the first day I had to read to distract myself. Second day I started to get weird notifications such as someone said this on someone’s post (Facebook clearly knew I had stopped using it). The third day I was tempted to use it. Then my sister said it’s Valentine’s Day it’s full of love posts. That is definitely a reason to avoid. The fourth day I wasn’t so tempted. On the last day I went back on it that evening….
THE REALITY had I missed anything?! No turns out it was just the same. I hadn’t missed anything. I just felt a little flat after being off it all that time.
I definitely recommend anyone who needs sometime to switch off to do it.
– I did all the things I was putting off
– I actually read a book rather than reading other people’s lives
– I didn’t feel like I missed anything at all when I went back on it
Of course I’ve gone back on it. I’m 21 not 200. I still like social media. But the time apart definitely made me think more!