You've probably heard a lot of the disadvantages of social media by now. Here's just a few of them:
People are starting to wake up to the dark side of social media. The companies promised a lot: that we would be more connected, build new groups of friends, and keep up to date about the latest news. But now we're more disconnected and depressed than ever.
If you've had enough, it's time to stop.
The challenge is to stay off all social media for 30 days.
That means no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit or any endlessly-scrolling social media sites. No posting, no checking, no nothing. If you have to ask if it's social media, it probably is. No contact for 30 days.
Why? In 30 days, you can help to rewire your brain and break free of the addiction. You can spend more time in the moment, instead of being caught up in distractions all day. You can spend time being actually social with friends, instead of pretending you are by scrolling through Instagram.
After 30 days, you can go back if you want to—but this time you can be much more conscious about it.
It started for me whenever I started using Twitter again. It promised a lot of benefits: it's useful for professional networking, building an audience, and keeping up on the latest industry news. Great, right?
But just months later, I was obsessed with checking it, hoping for likes, retweets and new followers. It's like I couldn't control myself, I'd check when I'm eating with my girlfriend, before bed, and the first thing in the morning.
It was making me crazy. I started to feel like an addict. I hated that I didn't feel in control of my life any more.
At the same time, I was listening to other people all over the world talk about how social media was having a negative effect on their lives. It's a huge problem.
I wanted to quit, but I had the idea to help others to do the same. Together we can all break free.
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