“One day you will look back and recall all the time you spent on social media and wonder why you didn’t invest that time someplace else.” – Germany Kent
For the longest time, my phone was full of social media apps Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest, Snapchat, you name it and I had it.
Now I have nothing, occasionally I’ll redownload it to post something, but that is about a once a month situation.
If I want to check it I’ll log in on my laptop and spend at most 10 minutes scrolling.
Since doing this I have noticed how much I would hide in my phone, I would mindlessly scroll instead of reading a book or writing.
I would be sitting at the dining table and see everyone else on their phones, instead of joining them I just sit in the moment.
It amplifies the awkward and peaceful silences. It helps you realize how much of your day is consumed by a little rectangle in your hand.
Take a week and delete all social media, sit in the awkward silence don’t try to fill it, find your hobbies or projects that you thought you didn’t have time for.