Social Media Detox: Day 6 and 7

Living without social media isn’t perfectly easy. I still feel the desire to check Instagram and other platforms whenever there is an extremely empty moment. While I don’t have a constant urge to pick up the phone, I’m beginning to feel a bit of a different sensation in regards to social media. I’m starting to feel slightly left out. 

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Social Media Detox: Day 5

“Perfection is an illusion that technology and modern culture cultivate at the expense of humanity.” This statement from the book “Together” by Vivek H. Murthy, MD, really punched me in the gut this morning when I read it. How true it is. We’ve all grown so used to seeing people’s lives as presented through social media and it truly distorts our view of others, because just like we are, they only present the best and most perfect moments. 

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Social Media Detox: Day 3

I really don’t miss social media. My life is not made worse for not having it in my life, in fact it is probably made better by not having it always at my fingertips. I know less about the world around me, but more about what’s happening directly to me. I can pay attention directly to the events unfolding before my very eyes rather than always watching what is happening miles and miles away. 

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