Social media has a lot of benefits. You can easily get connected with people miles away from you. It’s also good for the business. Apart from that, you get inspired by different posts and videos circulating in different social media platforms. However, overusing social media has its drawbacks too. Once in a while, you have to take a break, go offline, and enjoy life without virtual likes and comments.
Reasons why you should take a rest from social media
You compare your life with others
When you spend too much time on social media, you can’t help but compare your life with others. You begin to question things like: “How can they afford to travel? How can they afford those things? Why is my life like this?” It’s good to get inspiration from people who are doing well with their lives. But if it makes you feel insecure, then that’s going to take a toll on your mental and emotional health. Remember, most people only post things which are ‘grand’ and ‘beautiful’. It’s just a part of their lives. They too have their own challenges like you.
You create wrong sets of standards
With all the beauty bloggers and celebrities online, more and more people would like to achieve a look far from the earthly standards. Some would even undergo expensive and risky procedures just to look ‘perfect’. There are also few who are addicted to using ‘filters’ just to look different or ‘better’. Thing is, we are all beautiful and our ‘imperfections’ make us human. Yes, appreciate the beauty of others but love and appreciate yourself as well.
You lose opportunities and great memories
If you are glued to your phone or laptop scrolling through different social media platforms, it is easy to miss a lot of opportunities and great memories. You might be in the same house with your family but you don’t spend quality time with them. Drop your gadgets first and think of amazing activities you can do with your loved ones. When was the last time you visited a beach? When was the last time you cooked together?
Your creativity wears off
We also recommend that take a digital detox to bring back your creativity. The world wide web gives us instant answers and thus we generally get lazy to learn new things.
You are living a sedentary lifestyle
Instead of getting up, flexing those muscles, most people would rather sit down with their phones scrolling non-stop. We do not have to emphasize the negative effects of having a sedentary lifestyle, right? Thus, get up. Leave your phone behind. Run around the park. And be a healthier version of yourself.
How do you do it?
Here are few things you can do to forget about social media even just for a while.
- Turn off notifications
- Grab something else like a paintbrush or a musical instrument
- Think of fun outdoor activities
- Spend quality time with your loved ones
We are not saying that you should delete all your accounts. Again, we understand the value of social media. What we would like people to understand is that there is life offline, and that is more important.