In The Moment (Social Media Detox)

One my goals for 2018 has been to be more present & to really live in the moment. I’m that type of person who takes pictures of literally everything & likes to take video of everything as well. One of my younger brothers is always telling me to put my camera away, or that he doesn’t want to be in my videos. Even though I’ll still be doing video diaries as a way for me to look back on the special moments in my life, I did do something that I think might shock a lot of people. I turned off all my social media notifications on my phone. The only notifications I have turned on are for my text messages, my phone & my snapchat because I chat with friends through there. Now some of you might be like what’s the point of having social media if you’re not going to be social on it? Well here’s the thing, Social Media is a HUGE distraction/time waster. Not only that we tend to be looking into other people’s lives & paying attention to what other people are doing instead of being present in our own lives. A lot of people get really depressed because of social media since they’re constantly comparing their lives to what they see on Instagram. Let me tell you something 95% of what we see on Instagram & other social media platforms is STAGED! It’s not real. I don’t want to be caught up in that, I want there to be limits on how much I use it & I really want to be purposeful in making lasting moments & being present in my own life. So, now every time I pick up my phone I’m not bombarded by all the different notifications that come all of my social media. I can make a choice when I want to check it & how I interact with it. A lot of fellow bloggers have gone on a complete fast, the only problem with fasts is we take time away from it but once we come back nothing has really changed. I’ve made some really serious changes like turning off all my notifications, checking it only when I have time, & by 8 pm my phone is left in my room & I don’t touch it until the next day. I want to make time for things that truly matter & in the grand scheme of things what someone is doing on social media doesn’t really matter.  I want to challenge some of you to make some lifestyle changes when it comes to social media this year. Let’s be present in our relationships, with our loved ones & even in the mundane aspects of our lives. You’ll be surprised how much better you feel & how much more time you have to dedicate to other things. God has given us one life to live let’s live it to the best of our ability. 

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.

James 4:14

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:7-8

9 thoughts on “In The Moment (Social Media Detox)

  1. My little brother tells me the same thing. We will be doing something as simiple as going out for a casual dinner and i’ll make it a priority to snapchat my food or my siblings when in reality it is not necessary, and I am missing out on precious time with my loved ones. Thank you for this post it is so important to remember! (:

    Nikki O.

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  2. Timely post! I was just considering how I could benefit from setting some new guidelines/limits to time spent on social media, even as a blogger! It definitely can be distracting and can take away our attention from loved ones or just being present! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love this! My life has changed so much for the better since I deleted Instagram. Just totally deleted it from my phone and don’t look at it anymore. Every now and then I miss it, but so far not enough to add it back in because I spent SO much time on it and it was a big source of discontentment for me. Glad you are doing what works for you and letting social media serve YOU, not the other way around!

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