I Threw Social Media To The Wind And Couldn't Be Happier

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Two weeks ago I did something monumental. I deleted all of my social media accounts.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok (yes I had TikTok) are all gone.  Why? Because today I choose to live my life based on what brings me joy.  When I realized that social media invited more dread than joy I knew what I had to do.

Life’s moments really, really matter and looking at a screen no longer added quality or joy to mine.  The negative effect of social media outweighed the positive. Truth be told, I was pretty scared of doing it- what if I missed it? Could I live without the funny memes, videos, posts and pictures of friends? Is there life after Facebook? 

I threw caution to the wind and went for it-deleted! And what followed? Pure, beautiful silence.  The buzzing in my head telling me I need to check my media is gone.  I have more time, less stress, less frustration.  I have space in my head to breathe and create. 

It is the single most powerful act of self-care I have ever taken. 

I do still find myself thinking of funny things I could post, but then I remember-and I don’t miss it one little bit. 

Vicki Anderson


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