When Social Media Takes Over Real Life

The way I approach social media is the following: do it for the gram, but also do it because you love it. I find nothing wrong with people sharing their adventures, selfies, and accomplishments on social media. I find nothing wrong with people traveling just because they want a great photo. I find nothing wrong with people hopping on certain trends like books, movies, or becoming more aware of what’s going on in the world just so they can chime in on social media conversation. Because it may all be for this little internet world, but there are many real life experiences coming from it.

It’s not always the case though. Sometimes our social media lives take over our real lives. And I hate to admit it, but it’s happening to me right now.

If you were to go on my Instagram right now, you’d see fun travel shots from the past. You’d see that I spent my weekend loving life and going to farmer’s markets and getting coffee. You’d see all my friends commenting and liking my photos.

But my real life is just nothing like that right now.

I’m pretty bored and the occasional coffee run doesn’t change that. Work is stressful, life is mundane, and I’m tired. So I’ve dug myself deep into the social media hole just to escape life.

Nothing really should be used to escape life. Alcohol, traveling, social media – are all things you can enjoy, but shouldn’t be used to just forget your life. And that’s what it feels like for now and I’m honestly sharing it with the world because I know other people get sucked up in it too.

I get home from work, put on netflix, and scroll through my phone until it’s time to sleep and that’s no way to live.

Sometimes social media just takes over our lives, but we have to recognize it and get ourselves out and do something for ourselves. Because social media is not going to do it for us.

18 thoughts on “When Social Media Takes Over Real Life

  1. This is true, but I think we all dabble in a little escapism of some kind…but I hope your okay? I really enjoy your posts and dare I say they provide me with a little relatable escapism. 😊😊😊

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  2. I totally agree about social media not being enough. Moderation is key. Sometimes it feels great to me to not look at my phone for a few hours and just live in the moment and enjoying the people around me. Take care!

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  3. It’s so easy to get sucked into social media. Having 2 kids helps distract (most times) from social media. So I use it after they’re in bed and it’s wind down time before I go to bed. Seems to work. Most of the time πŸ™‚

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      1. Social media is like a morning coffee, warm and bitter, you can go from cute puppies to utter hatred in a blink if an eye.

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  4. I think we all have those moments where we realize we need to take a step back from social media. Whether we’re posting too much, scrolling too much, or comparing our lives to what we see on there, sometimes social media can become too much.

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