Social Media Detox
Almost more than 1 month I haven’t used social media. To be honest, I am happier than before. There are lots of benefits of not using and being away from that. I realized that my precious time was consumed by meaningless, silly things… Time was running out quickly. I couldn’t turn back time. I didn’t want to interest other people’s life. I wanted to focus my own life, my own family and finally myself my inner world.
It is my new year decision. New year 2023 and new decisions, new plans, new hopes and dreams.
From an objective point of view, actually the benefits or drawbacks of social media depends on how and for what purposes people use it. I was following the useful accounts like dieticians, pediatrics or some clothing brands, home decorations. Also, I was following other people’s accounts. Most of them was celebrities, influencers.
It was detrimental for me to follow their unreachable, always happy and maybe only for show life. And I was aware that there was no end of that well. I was continuously scrolling down the page and each time a new thing was coming. It was endless. I was looking other people’s life, homes, clothings, their children and so on. Suddenly, I thought that how fake smiles, how fake their life. Nothing is perfect. A person willy-nilly compare their lifes with his/her own life. Most of the time, people are dissatisfy with it.
For all these reasons and other similar reasons, I decided to have a break for social media.
Instead, what am I doing in this spare time? Lots of beneficial things which enhance my considerations, my cultural background, personal development, what I wonder…
I have always liked to read books from different genres. These days especially I realized a huge gap in my life. I don’t read enough book and separate time for books. It was missing. A book that I read is dragging me another book. I am thinking that there are lots of books that I must read. Because I would like to learn new things, discover different point of view, emotions, thoughts. I was stuck in our daily life and I better should do something to change this game. So, I am very eager to read. I am trying to create time for reading. Because it is not so easy peasy with two kids. Actually, exactly for this reason I must read books. I have to learn and then teach to my kids.
By the way, while I am writing this blog, a rain and piano music is playing in another tab of my laptop. Music inspire me to write and remember and focus this writing. For a while, unfortunately It was not raining here. People prayed for rain. Thanks God, yesterday and today rained a little bit. I missed the scent of soil after rain and the sound of rain. It relax me. I think people realizes that the value of something when it has been lost. Always stay in the moment! it is the most important and real time than past or future.
In summary, being away from the effects of social media is good for me currently.