Social media breaks are something that should be utilised more than they currently are. Do you ever get the feeling like you just want to delete all of your socials and run away from your phone? Me too! We should do everything in moderation, but phone consumption is at an all time high. You rarely meet someone who doesn’t have a phone. Technology and social media can be a blessing and a curse. I have spoken before on my blog at how social media – specifically Instagram can play such a huge part in helping to grow your online presence but at what cost? Remember there is a fine line, everything in moderation.
We probably miss out on so much of our lives because our heads are buried in our phones. Thats such a sad thought. I’m so glad that I wasn’t brought up around all of this technology and that I was able to have such a great childhood without having to be entertained with an electronic device. Social media breaks are something that should be done on a more regular basis, just to keep us sane. We spend so much time on our phones that we often forget to live life not through a screen. In todays post I hope to share some thoughts on social media breaks and why I think we need them.
WE MUST REMEMBER TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT
It’s so easy to get caught up in online life. Hours and hours can pass us by whilst scrolling through our favourite apps and we don’t even realise. I am preaching to myself here because I do this aswell and I hate it sometimes. Taking time away from your phone and social media can help you to live in the present. You don’t want to get older and come to a point and realise you spent most of your time online when you could have been having precious family time.
There is no time like the present – as they say, and it’s so true. You cant ever go back and re-do this day you are currently living in, it wont ever come around again, and thats a scary thought isn’t it? I tell myself this when I’m having a bad day, and it helps me to turn it around!
SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKS ARE GOOD
Taking time away from anything and doing nothing is always going to be good. Social media breaks should be done on a regular basis in my opinion. Everything in moderation! I think we over consume social media and thats why we have become so reliant on it. This might be difficult if your job is online and through your phone or computer, but even then you can set yourself a schedule and give yourself time limits of how long you are going to spend scrolling or getting stuff done for work.
I know alot of people who take days off social media each week and have heard how it’s helped them so much.
IT WILL HELP TO STOP COMPARISON
Comparison is the thief of joy, and it really is. Both men and women do this constantly online and its comparing yourself to others you see on social media. Please remember that social media feeds or timelines are just highlight reels of peoples lives. It’s not all sunshine and roses for them either.
I can understand why people don’t tend to put the bad stuff online because who wants so share that? But it can be so damaging for people to just see the good stuff. Nobody has a perfect life and thats a fact, but I again understand how it’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing everybody’s perfect bodies and lives online and wondering why your life isn’t like that. Do not compare yourself to a photo you see on the internet, they for sure did not wake up that morning and roll out of bed looking perfect, nobody does.
SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKS ARE GREAT FOR FILTERING OUT THE NEGATIVITY
I have found over the recent years that social media is full of so much negativity. Sometimes it can be bad news after bad news. Many a time I’ve logged into social media and had to log straight back out because it was clouding my mind too much. Taking a break from social media can help you to filter out the bad stuff. I’m not saying here that you should ignore it, because we should always educate ourselves on what’s going on in the world, but we need to remember to protect out mental health too.
Its perfectly fine to take time away from social media to gain some more positivity in your life.