It’s almost the end of April and I can’t believe I have not done this sooner! If you haven’t read my original Social Media Detox post then please head over here and read up before you continue.
It’s been over thirty days since I took on the thirty-day social media detox and I am excited to update you on my progress. Long story short? I did it and it was incredible. I deleted Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the full thirty days.
The first week was hard as expected, I found myself picking up my phone and putting it back down a lot for the first couple of days, as I got to the 5th of 6th day I started to feel like I didn’t want to keep my phone on me all the time and instead chose to leave it in different rooms of the house which gave me a sense of freedom.
By the second week, I was enjoying the break from social media and started to feel a bit better about myself and my body. I wasn’t comparing myself to photos online, instead, I focused on having meaningful conversations with people around me. By the end of the week, I noticed I had more time so I started reading books and dedicating time in the morning for meditating.
Week 3 & 4
My biggest feeling about the last two weeks was that I didn’t miss the social media at all. My FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) had disappeared, I felt I was doing a really good job of self-care and taking more time out for myself and my husband. I was feeling really damn good.
I’m sure you’re dying to know if I went crawling back to social media after I finished my detox and the answer is no. For the first 15 days after I was still cold turkey apart from two or three times I nipped on my laptop to post a status and check a comment. Almost a month later I still haven’t re-downloaded Facebook and Twitter but I have re-downloaded TikTok and Instagram although I am monitoring my self esteem and confidence closely.
Would I recommend a social media detox?
Hell yeah! I can’t recommend a thirty-day social media detox for anyone and everyone. It is definitely worth giving it a go, it did my mental health the world of good and I felt so much better about myself.
Have you tried a social media detox? I want to know how you got on!