How many of you grab your phones first thing in the morning? How many of you are constantly reaching for it throughout the day to get on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat?
I am a blogger and my husband is big on Youtube and he just entered into the world of blogging. Between our businesses and school, we are constantly on our phones or computers.
If you want to build your business fast, you need to be very active on these accounts, which can be pretty time consuming.
My husband and I decided to have a social media detox on Saturday and here is our experience:
Before even starting the day, I failed within the first 5 minutes of waking up. I completely forgot about our social media detox day.
I immediately reached for my phone, got on Instagram, and checked my account before truly waking up. It was just automatic and I wasn’t even thinking. My husband jokingly tried to make me feel guilty, but then he later confessed that he did the same exact thing!
After posting a picture, I remembered our detox day so I put my phone down and allowed my body to naturally wake up. It was nice.
At one point, I told my husband to take a picture of Keo because he did something super cute, but he also left his phone behind. We both just looked at each other and laughed.
We went from constantly being glued to our phones, to not even having them on us and the difference was noticeable.
I thought it was going to be harder, but it was actually very nice and slightly freeing.
I was completely present for Pedro and Keo the whole entire day. No checking my phone here and there.
I was happier, more relaxed, more focused, and even more energized.
Social media can be such a great source of communication and connection. I have “met” some really amazing women through social media who I would have never known before I started blogging.
My husband and I are actually together because of Facebook.
With that being said, social media can also produce a lot of negative feelings and emotions. Comparison being the root of those feelings.
But taking a day to disconnect from these outlets was important for us individually and as a family.
We enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue this by making Saturday a Social Media Detox day.
Going “screenless” is another option we are going to try later on, but for now, we will be detoxing from social media on Saturday’s!