Hey, Belles! Let’s talk about social media.
Social media is extremely popular. Over half of the entire world population uses social media. On average, people spend almost two hours a day on social media. Two hours is a lot of time.
You may fancy:
I thought it would be an excellent way to challenge myself if I spent five days off of social media. That’s ten more hours to get stuff done.
Travel along with me, as I discover what five days without social media looks like.
How 5 Days without Social Media Affected Me
Follow along with me each day as I spend time off of social media.
Day one was rather “easy.” Other people that have spent time away from social media said it was “difficult.” On day one, I didn’t really see how people found this challenge to be tough.
When I first started this challenge, school had begun earlier that month. As I was still getting back into the flow of school and all the schoolwork I had to complete, my life was quite busy (not to say it isn’t busy now). I didn’t really have time to spare to scroll through the beautiful pictures on Instagram and Pinterest.
Day three is when I started to understand what others meant when they said being off of social media was challenging. I often use social media to pass time or escape boring moments. I definitely experienced “boring moments” on day three.
Even though there were times I spent idly, I was actually more relaxed because I didn’t have the “obligation” of posting on my business accounts every day. I was relieved of having to post or like someone else’s post. My mind wasn’t bombarded with what was going on in the social media world.
The last day: day five. As my time away from Instagram, Snapchat, Twiter, and more apps was coming to an end, I found myself conflicted. Sure, I was excited to see what my friends had been up to, but I discovered over the course of five days that social media isn’t always a good thing.
While I was off my phone, I observed that others were on their phones a lot. Phones and social apps can take away from quality face-to-face time.
In conclusion, I learned that although social media is a great way to connect with others, being off of social media has its benefits as well.
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My Challenge to You
I challenge you to take a cleanse from social media every once in a while. Enjoy two extra hours spending time by yourself or with others.
Did you enjoy today’s post? Do you prefer social media or no social media? Please, share with me in a comment! I love hearing from my Belles!