The Week I Went Without Social Media : What I’ve Learned
I decided to delete social media for a week. I de-activated my facebook, deleted my snapchat and deleted whatever apps “triggered” my anxiety.
It was great but I felt very disconnected from the world- Crazy right?
Finally, I felt silence for once. I wasn’t really worried about anybody else and I just focused on myself. I had a few friends message me because they were worried that I was in-active. It felt nice to actually know people were missing what I was posting. However, it was the stress from trying to create content getting to me.
I figured, if I want my life to come together, I need to focus. Deleting social media helped me in so many ways. I felt that I wanted to listen to my friends speak instead of what everybody else was doing.
That week, I dealt with every life problem I had, head on.I was more productive not being distracted from notifications and facebook…
Prior to this decision, I noticed a lot of the time, I’d wake up before my alarm (woo-hoo) but instead of getting out of bed and starting my day, I would lay in bed for an hour watching videos on Facebook. This is obviously not productive at all.
The second I was able to disconnect, I was able to focus. The last week, I’ve spent a good amount of time alone with my thoughts and really banged out some ideas of where I need to go next.
I like to think I have it all figured out but I don’t. Now that I know my weaknesses, I can address them head on. Instead of avoiding my problems by going on facebook and scrolling for hours, I’ll have to avoid social media until it’s resolved.
The question I had previously – Does social media cause stress/anxiety?
I know I found myself a little lonely at times without it. But when you have nothing going on in life besides paying bills and trying to find a job, Facebook is like a personal attack on our egos.
I eventually connected again, however, I decided to delete facebook off my phone and monitor my phone use.
Each day we are given 24 hours to do something. I hate thinking about how much i’m missing out because i’m too busy looking down at my phone.