So yeah, I have uninstalled my social media applications.
I started on the 18th of July – inspired by Matt D’Avella and Sadia of Pick Up Limes. Matt suggested the 30 day challenge – so what I did is removed three of them (F, I and T).
Why? Because I spend too much time on my phone, like too much. When I wake up, instead of greeting good morning to myself and to my child, I check my phone which is unhealthy. When I eat my breakfast, I am on my phone instead of enjoying my food. When I get home from work, instead of getting some sleep, I am on my phone. So, yep. I agree with Matt that Social Media is addictive and not good if you are on it excessively.
There are times that when I post something, I get worried. Will the people like it? Will they approve of it? Did someone comment something bad about it? And that, my friend, is not healthy at all. And, I know I am not alone in feeling this. I know therw are a lot of us and I would say, stop. That is enough. Yes, social media is fun – getting that dopamine when someone likes your post or hearts it. But really? We do not need any validation from someone else but why do we still worry if someone would like it or not? Refresh notifications to count them reactions, check comments and respond.
So, yea. I felt like it’s enough. It’s time to detox. I am not saying it is not good to be im Social Media – just use it in moderate because excessive is not good. Others check their phone 80 to 300 times a day and I do not want to be one of them. We control technology and not the other way around.
So what did I get with the 30 day challenge?
Time. Carefree. Genuine Fun.
I get to spend time with my family – my daughter in particular. I get to write all my thoughts, my plans for the next day or the next week, my food and workout plans. I am like a work in progress.
I still use Pinterest and YouTube. I watch a lot of vlogs from Pick Up Limes by Sadia, Matt D’Avella, Best Dressed Ashley, Miss Louie and more. That is all life techniques, food, fashion and make-up. It helps me improve my fashion – I need it for work because we need to dress up for three days in a week, Mondays to Wednesdays. Make-up to make sure I look pleasant, not too much though. I am still experimenting, looking for that perfect shade for my skin tone.
My nails here look dirty because my aunt asked me to apply hair color onto her hair and I did not use anything for my hand hahaha 😂
I have Messenger because it is where I can communicate with my colleagues at work, I communicate with my family and friends through it but I do not post stories and I do not view stories. I will try to upload a vlog about my journey on this detox hahaha it will be my first video and I am excited and nervous at the same time.
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