Discontinuing Or Taking A Break From Social Media
I have learned to disconnect from social media to refocus on myself.
Social media is good and bad but we all need to take time to disconnect from social media to refocus on ourselves. You can discontinue for a day or two, or a week. It depends on you.
Last month I did a week of no social media at all. At the beginning of my break from social media, it was hard because some mornings I automatically went to check my Instagram or Facebook. I decided to put all my social media apps in one folder on my Iphone and it keep it out of my view which brings it out of my mind. Also, I temporarily discontinued the notification from these social media accounts so that I would not be tempted or distracted. A person can spend hours on social media but at the end of the day they may feel empty – but the person whom you are following, is grinding day and night for her dreams and goals. If I can do it then you can do it. We have the same 12 hours as Beyonce, Kevin Hart or anyone else, so make use of your time wisely. We are not promised tomorrow or next year. What would you do today if it was your last day to live? Would you spend hours on social media or go out living your best life and spending it with your love ones?
What I gained from my break from social media
- increased productivity
- Increased self-awareness I was able to take care of yourself better
- Better Sleep
- Focused on myself
- Exercised more
- More writing
- Being much more present in my family and friend’s lives
- Reflected on my growth
- Developed new goals and dreams
I believe that when we disconnect from social media, we can actually reconnect better, because we come back stronger in our own self image. We become stronger because we come fresh, full of new ideas and goals and become focused on what matters the most. Also, you find the strength you never thought you had. Social media can corrupt your mind and thinking because one minute it can make you feel powerful and another second worthless. Be mindful of what you spend hours on and allow to enter you enter your mind.
My favorite quote from What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
If you’re feeling stuck in your life and want to move forward, start by examining your past motivations. Look closely – I’ve learned that my truest intentions are often hiding in the shadows. Ask yourself: How have my intentions produced the experiences I’m having now? And if I change my intentions, what different consequences will I create? As you make choices that honor who you are, you’ll get exactly what life intended for you – the chance to reach your greatest potential.
“Sometimes we need to disconnect in order to reconnect with what matters”. Social media has become a place where we compare our lives instead of appreciation it. Self care is taking a break from social media to help he or she reconnected and come back stronger.