Hey guys! Today I am going to be talking about our relationships with our phones and social media and hopefully you take what I say to heart. First, please subscribe, it would mean a lot! Enjoy!
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First, reflect on how much time you spend on your phone. What are you doing? Most of you will probably answer checking social media (I would too). How often do you check social media? On some new iPhones you can actually see how long you spend on those apps in a day. I encourage you to try this if you can, just so you can see how much time you actually spend on Instagram or twitter, etc. It’s addicting.
You spend hours of your day, watching other peoples lives. Let that sink in. You are wasting precious time of your life watching other people live theirs. What is the point of that? So you can be nosey? So you can feel bad about yourself?
I am not trying to dis social media because it’s kind of my job, but it is really harming us. When we constantly are refreshing our social medias, it becomes at the fore front of our minds. Seeing how good someone else’s life is isn’t going to make you feel good about your own.
Not only do we watch other people on social media, we try to make our life seem as great as possible. Why? So we can impress people and give them the impression that our life is better than theirs? This whole thing is really getting bad.
I have seen many people act so fake on social media. Posting stupid looking pictures of themselves, acting like they are friends with people when they really aren’t. I just don’t understand why we feel the need to act this way.
Not only is it social media, but being on your phone in general. I know that I personally hop on my phone whenever I don’t know what to do or when I feel awkward. This is such a bad habit! I only do it because I feel awkward and some how it makes it better if I am randomly scrolling through social media? People won’t think you are weird because you aren’t on your phone.
What can you do about it?
First, being aware will help you be more conscious of it.
Next, I challenge you to try to stay off of social media for longer this week and don’t just go on your phone when you have nothing else to do. Don’t walk with your phone in your hand, put it away and talk to your friends and family. Please try this week to be more mindful about this! If you have a hard time staying off of your phone, download a book or set some goals on Pinterest instead of social media.
I would love it if you left me a comment about how it went or your thoughts on this subject! Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to subscribe because I will be posting twice this week! Have a great day! 🙂