Sunday, 13 August 2017

What I learnt being away from social media

We're all tired of hearing about the good and bad side of social media, so don't worry, this post is not about it! It's actually about the difference it makes to be away from our screens a little bit. I've been super busy the last few weeks, and I definitely took some time off to be with friends and family, so consequently I had a lot less time to spend navigating through my favorite platforms. If there's one thing I am guilty of when it comes to social media, it's the endless scrolling! I'm always telling myself that it will only be a quick 5-minute look, and after what actually seems like 10 minutes, is an hour gone by. Just like that. 



So I decided to take advantage of my busy-ness (is that a word?!) and take a break from the internet and the blogging world all together. What a change it was, let me tell you! I wasn't crazed about needing to post, checking my emails, or replying to everyone. I didn't feel like I was always behind schedule. I didn't feel like a wave of insecurity crashed over me and that my posts weren't good enough. I didn't feel like I was lacking motivation or trapped in a writers block. Much on the contrary, it actually allowed me to recharge all my inspiration and creativity.


It was definitely very freeing in a way, not having to follow a routine. I had plenty of free time too, and in that free time is where things got special. I went out more. I spent more time on my social life. I catched up on (and started watching) tv shows I really love. I did yoga, I danced, I played like a child, I did sports, I did adult tasks, I ate too much pizza, I took better care of my skin, I said "yes" so much more, I laughed until my stomach hurt, I gave advice, I shared my heart, I lived. Intensely.

I'm not saying that you don't get to do all those things if you spend a lot of time online, but that you do them less frequently or that you're never truly able to appreciate the present moment without wanting to post about it. I absolutely love my hobbie/job and I am so grateful to be able to share all these little parts of me and my life with you guys and for all the lovely support always, so please don't take this as a complain (never would I!) but take it as an advice. I encourage you to take a break once in a while from the virtual world and completely, and solemnly, connect with and live the now.


4 comments:

  1. I definitely feel you! I take frequent social media breaks and love the feeling and freedom it brings. Keeping up with social media is just so much pressure sometimes it pays to leave it all behind and focus on more! Definitely need to strike a balance now.

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  2. I totally agree here! I've been taking more time away from social media and I think it's done me good! Getting a balance is important xx
    liv
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  3. it’s always good to be away from social media for a bit. I feel like it consumes people way too much to the point where people run their lives there. It’s good that you didn’t feel the need to post or check your notifications!

    I agree with you; enjoy the present moment! Posting cam come later - or not in bulk.

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  4. Wow babe this was truly empowering. I'm heading to Perth next week for the weekend to visit the hubby and I think I might do exactly that and take a break away from social media. I know it's only for the weekend, but it's something. Sounded like you had a great time away from the internet world <3

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