Perks of a Social Media Cleanse

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     Social media is a whole other world in a device; a literal device. Its accessibility is quite unreal to think about actually; we spend majority of our time typing on a screen, scrolling on a screen, reading on a screen….and so on. In our increasingly plugged in society, embarking on a social media cleanse has become quite the norm for celebrities such as Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato, who desperately wanted a respite from being on 24/7 digital display to fans all over the world.

    The whole point of social media is to connect with others through an online community but often times, we forget about the most important aspect of our lives: ourselves. We become so absorbed by a screen that we forget to look up at the world around us.

How does one break the social media habit? Below are some perks to embarking on that social media cleanse:

Focusing on your priorities becomes easier // Whenever I decide to go on a social media cleanse, my priorities become a lot more clearer, I’m aware of what needs to be done, what doesn’t deserve my attention and quite frankly, social media is not one of them. Although it’s a great tool for keeping in touch with family and friends, it can have a negative impact on your well-being.

If you have FOMO, a social media cleanse can help  // FOMO, or in other words, “fear of missing out” is a common side effect of having a social media account. Suddenly, you begin to question your own stance and feel as if whatever you’re doing doesn’t sync up with what everyone else is doing. This leads to individuals always constantly checking their phones just to stay in the loop.

It reminds you of the little hobbies that bring you joy // Nothing’s better than doing the things that make you the happiest. When you dedicate your time to something you enjoy doing, your time is being used effectively. When you aren’t, it almost feels as if you’re wasting it or hastily going through it.