So why did I do it? I have a few reasons.
- I spent WAY too much time on social media. I found myself spending time procrastinating doing productive things by scrolling mindlessly through Instagram posts or reading stupid articles I found on Facebook.
- I found myself comparing my life to others in a negative way. I would think to myself "Wow look at how good she looks in a swimsuit, I wish I had her body" or "Her pictures are always so cute and put together, why can't mine look that way?". Instead of being a fun way to share my pictures, Instagram was turning into this world that I felt like I didn't fit in with.
- I am trying to make a conscious effort of living more in the present. Spending time on social media platforms doesn't really help that for me.
Now don't get me wrong. I do miss it. I wan't to see what my friends are up to. I wan't to send silly pictures over snapchat to my cousin. But, I don't miss feeling like I have to open the apps every hour (or every ten minutes). I don't miss how negative I felt about myself and the pictures I posted.
I don't think this will be a permanent thing and I probably will slowly add social media back into my life. And in no way am I criticizing anyone who loves social media. I think it is a wonderful and powerful thing and there are so many things I do love about it. However, for now, I am going to take a vacation.