It’s been two weeks since I left the social media realm. This isn’t new to me. I have taken so many breaks from it in the past. The difference is that this time I have set no return date. Typically, I’m like, “ok, two weeks off social media!” And then that entire two weeks I am just waiting for the day I can re-download all my apps. But this time I am just enjoying it. I am not trying to rush by it, I am actually living in it.
To be clear, I don’t think social media is necessarily bad. But I do know that obsessive use of it can have some damaging effects on our mental health. The part of me that’s super into marketing and media loves the benefits of social media that companies have access to and my inspiration-seeking side loves all the positivity that is there if you look for it. Personally, I have found recently that social media has caused me to have a lot of wants that weren’t there before. Always desiring the newest or better things. And also, because of the season I have found myself walking through, I also find myself on there simply to research or keep an eye-out. Although, deep down inside I know that the answers I need won’t be found there.
I feel so at peace and have been accomplishing so many of my goals now that I have cleared out all of the noise, one of which I am doing at this very moment—writing more. I spend more time reading [5 books from my goal of reading 30 books this year!] and I am honestly just happier. I don’t think I will do this forever, but for now I am taking things one day at a time and this just feels right.