Social Media Blackout

I really want a week without social media. I've been thinking about this a lot recently, and it's something that I'm really...


I really want a week without social media. I've been thinking about this a lot recently, and it's something that I'm really interested in doing, but not sure that I'll be able to. When I say social media, I mean the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc, and not the internet as a whole. I'd still be blogging, as I feel that's something productive I do that I really enjoy, but it's the distractions that I need to rid myself of.

A lot of the time I say to myself that I have no time for X, Y, or Z, but I seem to always have time for social media. I'll find time to "quickly" scroll through the same feed I scrolled through roughly half an hour ago, or look up Kylie Jenner's latest photos on Instagram. Does this really add anything to my life other than mindless distractions? But at the same time where would I be without it?

Saying this, I do use social media for serious purposes too. On Facebook, I keep up to date with my work life (rosters, shift changes, and updates), I catch up with my friends and family from home, and I do read some of the news articles on here as well. Twitter is the main promotion platform for my blog, (I occasionally do it on Instagram) where I regularly post when I create new blog posts and often find new blogs as well on here using relevant hashtags.

The question is, could I just use social media for productive purposes only? My main concern is that whilst I'm using the sites for relevant reasons, I'd get distracted and think "5 minutes won't hurt", and then those 5 minutes will turn into 15, to 30 to.....you get what I mean. I think it's a case of self-control and determination which I'm sure I have somewhere, I mean heck, I've kept at this blog for longer than usual, and I'm still feeling 100% inspired and creative from it.

It's still something I really want to do at some point, but I may have to think of ways that I can do it.

Have you ever given up or would you ever give up social media?

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