Thursday, January 26, 2017
Social Media Blackout
After years of posting ridiculous selfies, taking a million photos of my food while it got called, and dragging my 'Instagram husband' who's also my real husband, all over the place trying to 'capture the 'right moment' while were out. Not because I wanted the special moment for myself but rather to share it with my Facebook friends and Instagram followers I figured it was high time I gave social media a break.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't believe social media has its place in our modern day society but I believe it's turned into something that it was never meant to be. Not only are we marketed to via social media but we live in a time of uncharted waters where even our President sends out breaking news via tweets, We've gone too far people!
The aftermath of hatred, name calling, and down right refusing to acknowledge someone else's opinion from the other side that followed the election has turned somewhere where we once all went to connect with others to a place that is a breeding ground for insecurity and somewhere that is terrible for our mental health.
I guess, what I'm hoping to gain by this brief seven day social media detox is to see how, one: it affects my mental health. Two: see what I fill my time with in its place. And three: see if I can gain some perspective on what the truly beneficial uses of social media are. Drop me a line in the comments if you decide to give this a shot and how it's going if you are doing this. With that said, let's get out there and talk to one another and actually see the world rather than viewing it through someone else's perspective on their Instagram feed.