I challenged myself to a social media detox for 3 whole days. No access to Facebook or Instagram for 72 hours. Believe it or not, it was way easier than I thought it would be and overall I really enjoyed taking a break. During this mini-digital detox, I experienced 5 main benefits:
By removing social media from my daily routine, I removed a major procrastination tool. I wrote more blog content upfront and did a little spring cleaning. It felt so good to work towards these things I am constantly procrastinating on.
I learned that I feel much calmer when I’m not constantly checking social feeds. Occasionally, I accidentally clicked on the Instagram app out of habit but luckily I had logged out before the detox so there was nothing to see there. It was nice not feeling like I needed to keep tabs on what everyone was doing.
More Time to Myself
During my social media detox, I had extra time for myself. I used this free time for a combination of rest and fun. Instead of scrolling, I read a book in bed, walked all over the city on Sunday, and caught up with a few friends. It was nice.
Less Pressure to Document
There is zero pressure to take pictures of every cool thing you do or see because you can’t post it. It was so nice to experience a pre-social life for a change with less pressure to document your every move.
Removing social media for a few days forced me to actually be more present. I no longer had to fill any and all idle time with scrolling. Instead, I was able to take in my surroundings, be in the moment, and just enjoy life without screens.
Honestly, I loved my social media detox so much I just might do it on a regular basis. By cutting off social, I got more done, had more time to enjoy life, and felt more present. Less screen time felt good.
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