Why I Have ‘Quit’ Social Media For 30 Days

I have officially deleted the apps from my phone apart from Facebook messenger and WhatsApp which is how most my friends like to contact me. That’s right; Instagram has completely gone from my phone. My first thought was "I’m going to lose all my Instagram followers"- that sounds ridiculous to me too, don't worry. I was losing followers anyway, that’s just the nature of Instagram. If I am consuming my thoughts with that for goodness knows how many times a day, then what would it be like if my mind was free from all things social media?

I have got really tired of just scrolling on social media for no reason and I just made the impulse decision to just delete every social media app off my phone. Nothing mentioned to anyone, I have just allowed it to disappear off my phone. Already, I feel such a relief from it, I will keep writing blog posts but I don’t class a blog as social media. I just want to rely less on the number of followers I have and just concentrate on producing content that I love.

Why I Have ‘Quit’ Social Media For 30 Days

Why I Have ‘Quit’ Social Media For 30 Days

I read an article the other day that really hit a nerve with me and how we spend so much time on our phones and so I wanted to see if I could quit it for 30 days. I have tried the odd weekend detox here and there when I feel overwhelmed by it.

But I have never tried to commit to 30 days without my phone constantly telling me about how someone liked my picture or retweeted my tweet. That’s why I want to declare it to the world, that’s how I will keep to this challenge.

It is the first day and already I feel a little bit lost without a need to check my phone because I know nothing will be on it. That’s why I have come to typing out this blog post to keep my hands busy!

Why I Have ‘Quit’ Social Media For 30 Days
Why I Have ‘Quit’ Social Media For 30 Days

I wanted some more space for creativity to flow. I have been having “blogging block” lately and I want to get out of this rutt I am in. I think that social media has been consuming too much of my life at the moment- I blame those memes that people keep tagging me in.

When I have given myself a break from social media before, I have noticed the change in my creativity level. Without mindlessly scrolling through your newsfeed all the time, it leaves your brain open to finding something else to think about.

It is also very important to me to live in the moment and just take things as they are, rather than constantly living through a phone screen. These experiences are what make your life interesting; I will never regret spending more time with family and friends.

Why I Have ‘Quit’ Social Media For 30 Days
Why I Have ‘Quit’ Social Media For 30 Days

Comparing your life to others is also a massive part of the reason I decided to quit social media, everyone puts their best self on social media and of course, I understand that, but sometimes when you see people travelling, getting married, having babies, it can put pressure on how your living your life. I am perfectly happy with how my life is right now, I have chosen it for that reason so I need to stop comparing myself to others.

I hope I will stick with this challenge and I will write a blog post at the end of 30 days to see if I managed it, so keep an eye out for that! 

Have you ever quit social media?