What’s your relationship with social media?
For me, it’s complicated. Always has been.
I find myself deleting social media apps every now and then because I can get pretty occupied with it easily. Sometimes I spend more time on my phone than doing the important things. I don’t feel very productive when I’ve done nothing all day but double tap, look at how interesting other peoples’ lives are, or laugh at petty memes when I should be studying, doing homework, or being responsible. It’s good to relax and have a “me” time but once it starts to feel like I have more to lose than gain , I try to pull back and cut the source.
So that time came again. This week, I decided I wanted to stay off social media for a month. It’s not the first time I’m doing it. In the past year, I have done this at least twice. And I’m proud to say that it was a success. I feel like I have accomplished my goal of not being too immersed in the virtual world where anything can look good but not be of any benefit to me. I want growth in every aspect of my life: spiritually, mentally, emotionally. While Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and the world, it can also be a tool that keeps me distracted. With my attention span, being distracted is a detriment to my progress. While most people may not think of it this way, I have to do what I think is best for me. I always reap the benefits of staying offline and I’m forever glad for them.
I hope you make time for yourself and you’re able wash off traces of comparison and distraction in ways that work for you. It doesn’t have to be social media. It could be anything! You do you, my friends!