It’s raining in my hostel and I decided to break the silence here.
I have missed you all so much and I can’t wait to tell you what your girl has been up to.
Not much though…I am just kidding.
I recently decided to reduce the amount of time I spend on social media; Facebook,Instagram,WhatsApp and Twitter.
For Facebook and Twitter,it was not hard at all because I barely post on Facebook these days and I am still getting acquainted to Twitter.
Photo Credit by Kraftsmen Photography.
Instagram! That was hard…
I always log out of my account after browsing but that was not a problem.I would log in and out so many times in a day.I was always glued to my phone’s screen,scrolling up and down and following links every time.
It was such a waste of my time and it was hard to follow and execute my plans for the day because I spent all time on IG🙄.
I decided to post less and to log in at most once a day.
Gradually,I built the discipline of logging in after three days and now I can go for days without Instagram.
With WhatsApp,I am still trying to find my balance.I want to take a long break off WhatsApp soon but I am hoping to do so right after my exams.Most of my lecturers communicate with us through the course reps via WhatsApp so I have decided to hang on till I finish school,which will be in a few weeks!!!
You saw right!
I will finish my first degree programme which lasted for five 🤦🏾♀️long years in a few weeks.
I’m here to share a few tips, questions and struggles from the social media break I took.
1.Be honest with yourself and put in place all the uncomfortable measures.Do all it takes darling.
2.It’s great to encourage your followers and to be transparent but find a balance in doing so.You don’t need to post about your every move on social media darling!
3.Are you addicted to your Instagram or Twitter (insert all other amazing social media apps) account? How much time do spend on social media in a day?
4.Check your motive; Are you posting because you are craving attention from others or you are on IG spending hours stalking your ex?
5.Social media is a great tool but your family and friends should not pay the price for your addiction to social media.We should make time for our friends and family.Making time is being intentional and giving someone your undivided attention.
Imagine going on a date with a guy you really like, but on your first date,he keeps viewing people’s stories on Snapchat,scrolling up and down his Instagram,replying all his messages on WhatsApp,laughing at funny videos on Facebook and totally ignores you…
That minute,I would take my purse and bye!
So why do we do that to our family members sometimes?
6.It’s okay to reply later especially if it’s not urgent.The message won’t varnish or dissolve if you don’t reply instantly.
7.You should put your phone,tablet or computer away sometimes.
8.A day without your phone or social media won’t kill you Darling.You shall live…
9.If the first thing you do when you wake up is grab your phone,open Instagram,Facebook,Pinterest,Twitter,Readit,WhatsApp,(you name it!) rather than spend time with God,then darling,a social media break is needed!!
10.I usually put my data off when I am going to bed and turn it on after my devotion these days.
This post is littered with my personal experience and excerpts of different conversations with people in my life.
I’ll love love it if you can share your opinion,thoughts,struggles or tips in the comment section below.
I love hearing from you all and you know that,right?
This scripture sums it up beautifully…
“For everything“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV