In my ongoing journey to feel less attached to social media, I put all my social media sites in a new app folder on my phone and hid them from view this past weekend.
Because I work in social media, it is really really hard to disconnect after hours. And it’s just been more difficult lately. I even put a timer on my Instagram app so I didn’t use the app more than 30 minutes a day.
I didn’t feel pressure to take photos of my weekend and share. I scrolled for short time periods and then found something else to do. Who am I really impressing by sharing everything online? And what is it really doing for me? It’s sad that it has to be such a battle, but for my own mental health I really have to do all that I can to not be consumed by social media.
It’s definitely something I think I will be implementing on my weekend moving forward.