I decided to do something very bold, and I don’t know whether it will work long-term, but I just needed to try. Yesterday, out of the blue, I decided to remove apps from my phone: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Snapchat. Recently, I have been considering deleting all my social media because I am currently going through a phase where I don’t like social media and I don’t like all the time I’m wasting on social media.
I’ve lived in a time where social media was not a thing, and people talked to each other and played simple games. Oh, how times have changed. I, sometimes, miss those times because it is not something we can go back to, but it is something that is now over and done with.
I have restricted myself to using Facebook and Messenger on my laptop. As for Instagram, I haven’t decided whether I should leave it or not as I am in love with photography, but I am not really feeling the need to validate my photographic work with likes and followers. It becomes way too much at some point, so I decided to stop.
So far, I haven’t really picked up my phone to check social media. I feel liberated to some extent. I don’t really seek my phone any more. It might change at some point, but for now, I love it. I wish to enjoy more time with my family, more time with my friends and truly enjoying the moment.
The people I have told, they all looked at me like a crazy person. “Why did you do it?”, “What happened?”. Nothing happened. I just need a break from all these social media. Time off my phone, and enjoying time outside and time for myself.
I will update you if this works, or if it doesn’t and I go mad and download them all over again.
Stay happy, stay you.
Your virtual friend,