It’s that time of year again where I cut off the internet and think about my life. I’m detoxing. I have a loose time frame set up for how long I will be off of social media. If it’s longer than expected, that will be awesome and if it’s shorter that will be okay too.
What did I cut off?
This is always the absolute hardest thing for me to cut out. If you are on my feed I already feel deeply connected with you and all of my followers. Including the people that I follow. As of late I’ve been trying a bunch of different things on my account, and recently I saw a high fluctuation of dropped followers. I tend to obsess over what I did wrong and stopped my trail and error to sit back away from it and jump back on later. I’m unsure what will happen. Who knows if I will lose more followers or stay stagnant. I’m even unsure if I will be missed. I didn’t delete the account, but it’s sitting out there untouched or viewed by me.
This is not the first time I’ve given up on Facebook. I find that Facebook is one of the most toxic of the social media networks. There’s way too much gossip and seeing what everybody’s life is up to. I don’t know and most of the time don’t care. Like all social media people, a majority of the time only put up the content that puts them in good light. Not that I want to read that, but I also don’t want to see everybody’s highlight reel. Multiple that with the fact that it wastes time and you have a solution of I don’t need that kind of negativity.
As we can learn from famous people and even politicians Twitter is one of the places you can impulsivity post without thinking. Sometimes when you are heated, you tend to get more energetic of passionate about a topic and spill your information. It’s also a time waster but crucial for getting to bigger accounts.
Overall all of the three social media outlets I mentioned will be on a break. I am both excited and feeling as though I am quitting cold turkey. Believe it or not, there is scientific evidence that shows when you get a like you are essentially addicted to it. Here’s an article to keep you busy: Social Media ‘Likes’ Impact Teens’ Brains and Behavior