This past Sunday was a day spent traveling + also recovering from too much fun (I was in Miami for one of my besties Bachelorette Parties :). While the weekend was wild+ fun, the traveling home part was pretty much the complete opposite. Something about the endless waiting drives me insane.
At some point I realized that I had mindlessly picked up my phone about 62 times to scroll endlessly through facebook and Instagram. Something about that made me seem like a lunatic, to myself even. It also made me feel super depleted and gross, it was if the apps were literally sucking out my energy to power the phone, Invasion of the iphone body snatchers style. It was then that I realized I may be dealing with mild addiction to social media. I declared right then and there that I was going to take a break from social media (on my phone only, I would allow facebook on a computer like the true addict I am) and deleted my apps from my phone.
I spent the rest of the trip home holding my phone in my hand as my thumb aimlessly searched for Instagram or facebook. I started to think that my thumbs actually may have a mind of their own because they couldn’t stop looking! Honestly it was very strange.
This continued on until Tuesday, at which point my phone stopped working completely. As in no longer works and I had to order a new one and the AT&T store gave me a fricking FLIP PHONE from 1998 to use in the interim. Oh universe, what a sense of humor you have
This experience has taught me 2 things;
1. Be mindful of what you declare to the universe because you can/will manifest what you intend.
2. Social Media does provide some value to the world, however there is a point at which it crosses the line. Personally, I had lost touch with the ability to just BE somewhere, have an experience, let my mind wander, get a little BORED even. Taking this break has allowed me to see just how much time I waste on there and how unproductive that time is. While I’m sure I’ll be back on there soon, I will attempt to keep it to a minimum.
Until then, I’m reachable on my flip phone, phone calls only though cause texting takes too long on this thing!