A life without social media, it is different. In my adult life there has been very few times that I have not been on social media. But in deactivating it, I felt this release. When I decided to deactivate social media, I knew it couldn’t be a short term thing. If I am being honest, I was sick and tired of it stealing my time. But also feeling like I had no control over it. I would be cleaning my apartment and as I went room to room I couldn’t not scroll. I would get bored of my task or feel overwhelmed and basically retreat to social media. Which is not healthy at all. I totally get that! I wish it wasn’t that way but it is.
Life post deactivation, isn’t much different. The hardest moments are in the in-between. Waiting in line for a coffee, or waiting for a friend to show up. But other then that, I have yet to really miss it. Like I said earlier, when it got deactivated it truly felt like a release. A release from inauthenticity. A release from peoples expectations. It felt like freedom. I have had more emotional energy to be around people. Being off social media forces me to engage with my friends and family. I actually have to talk to people now to know what is going on in their life. Which most of the time they aren’t doing as well as I thought they were. Needless to say, I couldn’t be more happy with my decision.