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4 Benefits From Unplugging Yourself From Social Media

4 Benefits From Unplugging Yourself From Social Media

Hello readers, I hope you are all doing well. At the moment, I am somewhat doing okay. I am someone who has an unstable mental illness. All triggers come from social media. 

Today (July 3rd, 2021) while I was at the gym, I had an anxiety attack, which is common for me, but today it hit me real hard. 

I am someone who takes being excluded hard. When I see “friends” out having fun, well from their Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook posts, and I am not included in those activities, I 100% feel left out. 

I take it as, I am not a friend to them, but just an old piece of clothing they just have thrown in the closet in the corner and they forgot they had and sometimes they come across it but don’t take it out because it’s not what they like to wear anymore. Do you get my drift?

So, today I saw a lot of posts from people having fun and I wasn’t included. Actually, from what I can recall, it’s been about a year since I last hung out with someone outside of work. 

So, it’s time to take a break from all social media. You should too…

There are some great benefits when you unplug yourself from all social media platforms.

Avoid Distractions

One of the most common things people do is get distracted. For example, when I am supposed to be doing a task, I will catch myself 9 out of 10 times checking my social media even though I already did it a few minutes prior. Ridiculous, am I right. 

Unplugging yourself from social media, you will be able to finish so much and gain a lot of free time to focus on your mental health because your mental health is very important. 

With being a currency trader on the side, I kept going to social media as a distraction instead of focusing the time on backtesting on the market, which is key to be successful in currency trading. 

Improve Your Mental Health

One of the main reasons why I am choosing to unplug myself is to take care of my mental health. Like I said in the beginning that on July 3rd I got a really bad anxiety attack from being excluded, I took it as people don’t care about me, which in fact, I know people out there do care about me, it’s just having a moment where my mental health took it differently. Actively being on these platforms can lead to depression, but taking a few weeks off, may sound impossible, but it is doable and when you start achieving it, you will slowly start to feel your mood improve, which leads to your mental health improve as well. 

More Free Time

One of the great things about taking a break from social media is utilizing the time you would be on your phone or computer and putting time for other things you been wanting to try. Put your DIY mood to use. Here are a few things you can do instead of clocking in hours on social media. 

  • Start a garden
  • Learn a new skill
  • Sew
  • Bake
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • Clean
  • Actually, hang out with friends instead of obsessing over them on social media

Try one of them out!

Protect Yourself

Social media can be dangerous and can lead many people to contemplate harming themselves. Remember all it takes is one click to ruin someone’s life or even yourself. You have to be careful about what is put on social media, it may trigger a crowd which can result in something bad. Also, with all the bots out there, there are many ways you can get your platforms hacked into and people can steal your information. You definitely do not want that. 

Conclusion

Although, social media is pretty much the lead of communication in my opinion, from time to time it’s beneficial to give it a break. Remember, your health is more important than Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and others.

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