I am taking a break from Snapchat and Instagram (leaving FB as the only social media app on my phone). Yup, just deleted them as I board this flight.
I find myself spending too much time looking at other people’s lives. It’s great to connect with friends, but I find that I can do that without using Snap/Insta.
I think social media apps do a great job of transporting us to different worlds as we experience others’ lives. They also are often ego boosters, giving me gratification for likes and responses.
But I think these apps are making me less happy.
What they are doing really is distracting me from the present.
I find that I am a much happier and even more productive person when I am living in the present.
So I am writing this publicly to hold myself a bit more accountable. Please check in with me 🙂 There is no timetable for getting this right — Let’s see how it goes!