Social media detox // Self-love

21 days ago I challenged myself to quit social media for a while. I particulary meant Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. These are the sites I lose most of my time on. Today, I wanted to write a post about my experience.

There are quite a few things I noticed:

• Most obviously, I had a lot more time. It became even more clear just how much time I was spending on social media.

• I became a lot more creative. I was constantly creating stuff and it felt really good.

• I know now whose content actually interests me. They’re the people I looked forward to watching again. I’ve decided I will unfollow everyone else, because there’s not enough value for me to watch them.

• Facebook doesn’t interest me at all. I’ve noticed that at no moment I was curious to see my timeline. From now on, I’m not spending any more time on Facebook.

• Twitter, Instagram and YouTube do bring me value and I’ll continue to use the sites. I will however be more selective in what I consume and only choose the things I actually enjoy.

So in conclusion, this has been a good three weeks. I’ve enjoyed being a lot more creative. I wont stop using social media, because it does bring me value, but I’ll be more selective of the content and I’ll limit the time I spend on it.

Thanks for reading! See you next time!


39 thoughts on “Social media detox // Self-love

  1. Hm, I don’t even view YouTube as social media, more like TV.

    I have been moving in the exact opposite direction to you.
    Before I started my blog I had not used social media for more than 5 years, so I have been forcing myself to get back into it.

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  2. I did a detox for one week while I was on holiday last year and it did me the world of good! I was actually reluctant to go back online at the end of the week! But when I went back on Facebook I realised I had missed absolutely NOTHING. Funny, isn’t it?!

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  3. That’s awesome! I’m glad that it was so successful for you! I’ve been thinking about leaving Facebook altogether for a while now, but my whole family is on there, and it’s what they use to share videos of nieces and nephews and whatnot. Kind of makes me feel obligated to stay there. :/
    We’ll see. Your experience is motivating, though!

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  4. SO glad you took the time to do this! I think its so important to take the time to step back once in a while and really see the whole picture! I personally have been spending a lot more time online recently and am thinking about doing a detox in which I read more and maybe focus on my art. Great post!

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  6. I did a social detox too but just for a week and I understood sooo much about myself and about everything around me that I would have observed before… I did a post on my blog as well about self love.. Your posts are so encouraging and I am genuinely interested to know you.. I have stalked your blogs and it has been really inspirational and it would mean the world to me if you would just look at my blog once.. Maybe like, comment or follow ( If I am lucky enough) thankyou for being someone who promotes self love

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  7. Hello! On 2/23 I started my 30 day Social Media detox, I deleted Twitter, FB, Snapchat, Pinterest, Instgram. I am on my 3rd day and I surprisingly don’t have any withdrawals. Did you?

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  8. Really enjoyed reading this so I am going to follow you for speaking the truth. I also wrote a post just now about unfollowing and I will send it to everyone who made a big deal when I unfollowed them. I think it really helps with how much time we spend if we narrow the content we recieve

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  9. I’m thrilled to hear this! I’m actually starting the same challenge and will spend next week without social media. If anyone wants to join me, I’d be thrilled! I’m curious to see how I will be doing!

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  11. I really like what you did and your blog inspired to try the same. Social media detox can allow us to explore our own options and talents. Most importantly it allows us to judge self worth. Loved it!! Brilliant write up.
    It would mean a lot to me if you expressed your opinion on my writings as well. Recently, I wrote one on self love which I believe should interest you. I deeply admire your style of writing and it would be great to receive feedback from you.

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  12. I recently (well the other month) went on a detox on some of my social media accounts, I deleted snapchat again and deleted the facebook account of my phone.
    However, I found this quite useful as I wasn’t constantly checking on all sites to see what others are doing, I did find that I did have more time to relax and do other activities. I do though go on my other social media’s quite a lot more, especially Instagram a lot at the moment or Twitter; they are the main too.
    I do try and reduce the time I spent on social media through watching Grey’s authonmy – is that allowed haha?
    Thanks for your post :O

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    • That’s great! I’ve had a similar experience in the sense that I deleted Facebook (and Snapchat), but still have and use Twitter and Instagram. I think that any and all efforts you do to reduce your time on social media are a good thing! I’m definitely not perfect either.

      It’s my pleasure.


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