It has been a while since I last posted. I had one set up to post at the end of August but haven’t quite finished that post up. This month I am working on something…new. I have been Social Media free since the first of September, I did have a minor slip up today while I was checking my emails. Rule of thumb, if you are going to avoid social media for a while, send the social media notifications to a spam folder if you can.
This is my version of doing self-love September, which if none of you have heard of it, it was started up about four years ago by Kelly-Ann Maddox, a lovely Chaos witch on youtube. She posts videos throughout the month about self -love and gives you lots of food for thought. If you want something a little more personal or one-on-one she does offer some stuff on her website. I will post all the links below if you want to go check it out.
So why do I consider stepping away from Facebook, twitter, etc. self-love work? Social media is a massive drain on my day, and without knowing it I had actually made myself addicted to it. I was being fed constant streams of news, drama and shiney things. This led me to be distracted from the real world. Took away from hobbies that I loved and drained away my creativity because I was constantly looking at other people and seeing how good they were and trying to be them. But the thing is I am not them, I am me. I cannot be them because they are doing a stunning job at being them and I need to do a stunning job at being me because I am the only me out there. If that isn’t confusing as sin.
This is day five and honestly I was shocked to realize how much I want to get on facebook. I was okay so long as I didn’t have it staring me in the face, but the minute it was, I had to log in. I felt like a damn junkie. I feel like a portion of my pattern is missing, almost like you get when you know you forgot something but can’t quite figure out what until it smacks you upside the head. That feeling. So I putter about trying to figure it out. Then I realize, its the facebook thing. I want to log in, check up on friends and just be nosy. But really, aside from wanting constant stimulation, I have found it doesn’t serve a purpose. I am finding conversations with friends more stimulating and even my patience is better. I am no where near where I will be when this month is over, and I don’t think I will leave facebook behind forever, but I do think I will leave it to a computer only thing instead of putting it on my phone and having constant access.
So what about you? Do you think you could leave facebook behind for a day? A week? A month? Would you ever consider it? Why or why not? What do you think you would gain or lose from stepping away?
As always I hope this has given you something to think about or some tidbits of wisdom.
“Just because you fail, doesn’t mean you didn’t try.” ((Paraphrased quote from the lovely Kelly-Ann))