Friday, June 10, 2022

Taking a Social Break

Nearly eight years ago, for the first time, I made a conscious choice and paused my social media use. 

I enjoy social media, however, it's also addictive and it's an all too easy way to wither away time. 

So this summer, it's time for a social media break--which for me these days means Instagram and Facebook. I've already sworn off Twitter (endlessly repetitive politics in my feed) and TikTok. Talk about addictive, TikTok can really suck you in!

I'll be back at some point. 


I stayed off all social platforms for a little over three months (at least I wasn't posting). I got back on Instagram in late September, and Facebook in late November. For me, being off of Facebook was harder. While I didn't spend a lot of time on it and didn't post for five months, I still looked at it pretty much daily. 

Social media remains a nice way to be connected with people. It also can help with real life connections--which are much better of course. Like so much in life (everything?) doing things with intention is so, so important.