Trying to know somebody from what they post online, is like thinking you know a book just by looking at it’s cover, yet there is a whole story you haven’t even read yet.
Social media can be toxic if we don’t make ourselves aware of what we are looking at, absorbing and how it makes us feel.
According to a study done by FLURRY, the average US adult can spend up to 5 hours a day on their mobile phones. 50% of this time is spent on social apps, messaging and other various forms of media entertainment.
We tend to compare our lives to the lives of people we see and look up to online. It is so easy to watch the profile of someone who inspires you and to feel like you know their life and how they live.
BE INSPIRED. But don’t feel like you know their life or try to imitate their lives. I believe almost nobody posts their real life online. What we post are ‘highlights’, almost like a show reel for everyone to see and we cut out the parts which we feel are most irrelevant. But real life is so much more important. The pieces which are deemed not relevant enough to go online, are usually what make up our lives and in the big scheme of things, they are the important moments. Continue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX.”