The last week of June I decided to remove my Twitter from phone as a sacrifice . The following week I removed Instagram and last Sunday I deactivated my Facebook. At this point I guess I’m taking a social media break. I still have Pintrest on my phone but it doesn’t have the same draw as the other three so it will remain. I have been doing a little more reading. Taking more walks so we will see if at the end of July I even feel like going back to social media. I’m not going to pretend I don’t miss Twitter and Instagram because I do. Also because I don’t watch traditional TV and I got my news from Twitter I had to find a way to get the news so I have begin checking my local newspaper and CNN twice a day but for no more than thirty minutes just to make sure I’m not missing out on breaking news. Have a wonderful week, if you can’t take break from social media for a month try just for a day or weekend.
I decided to extend my Twitter fast and have decided to also remove Instagram from phone also. I may continue with this fast until the end of the month just wanted to do a quick update. This update helps keep me accountable. May add another social media platform next week we will see!!!
During service Sunday my pastor challenged us to fast from something. I’m just not one to fast from food I’m not mentally there yet, however I decided I would fast from Twitter this week. I’m going to see how feel at the end of the week and I may extend Twitter or choose another one of the time suckers I participate in to fast from. I just totally removed the app from my phone which is the only place I use social media. I’m going on short vacation at towards the end of the week. I hope not having Twitter I can fully participate in the family time with family instead of constantly looking at my phone for the last political and entertainment news. I also hope to be more productive with my reading and get some writing done before I head out of town. I’m really ashamed of how much time spend on Twitter especially in the evening.
Have you ever done a social media fast/detox and if so what was your experience like? If you haven’t ever done a social media fast would you ever try why or why not?
Have a great week!