I decided at the beginning of September to take a month long break from social media (is this blog social media? I’m not sure, the main thing I’m trying to avoid is mindless scrolling, and this doesn’t really allow for that) and it’s…been interesting thus far.
The main thing I’ve noticed is that I feel a little…out of the loop, I feel as though I don’t really know what’s going on in a couple of my internet friends’ lives, since we mostly communicate through Instagram and I have deleted the app, but I’ve also noticed that, while I’m still spending time on my phone, it’s different.
If I’m alone in public (i.e waiting for a friend) I just stand there, and people watch rather than look at social media, and when I’m doing things I’m definitely more ~in the moment~ and not really thinking about taking photos of what I’m doing, living my real life rather than through my phone.
I’ll be honest, I mostly did this because I noticed that a lot of the things I post (specifically on Snapchat and twitter) are just kinda…inane? I don’t share things with any real meaning, and I think I want that to change.
I am yet to form an opinion on weather or not social media is good or bad for me, this experiment is largely to see how reliant I am on it and if I can stop, and because I’m beginning my A-levels this month and I want to know if I can work better without instagram to distract me.
It’s still early in the month, so we shall see, and I want to keep blogging through it.