During the holidays I decided to take a good break from social media. I do love social media, in fact it’s been amazing for my life. Thanks to it I have a career that I love and have met many friends and people from all over the world. However, I found that it was becoming too big a part of my life and it became the first thing I checked in the morning and the last one before bed.
Since it was the holidays and Jonathan was home I thought this was a great time to truly disconnect just to see how it made me feel. It was surprisingly easy. The most amazing part was to realise just how much time there really is in the day to do things when I’m not looking at my phone so much.
I did a painting, went for walks, did some re-decoration in the house, got into reading again which was something I had stopped doing and most of all, I got really energised. I did look at my phone a few times but I felt that what was there was not as fulfilling or interesting as the real things I could actually do here. It made me feel recharged and peaceful and I’m glad to say I got rid of the obsession with the phone.
It is the first thing I grab when I need to look something up and I love having my electronic devices and using them for things I truly need. I am now just aware that spending too much time on social media is too time consuming and can be very draining of energy in the end. If you haven’t tried it, I truly recommend you do! Even disconnecting for a day or two makes an enormous difference and it can encourage you to slow down and be more present, to feel more peaceful and energised, and to remember that peace and happiness come from real and not virtual things.
Have you tried doing a digital detox?
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