March 1st, 2016 I decided to challenge myself to a NO social media cleanse, I thought this would be helpful to regain my life back from always being glued to my phone all day and night! Not saying social media has complete control over my life, but I’m saying that when something is becoming a problem for you and you can’t focus on the things that actually matters in your life, REAL LIFE… Then it’s time to start detoxing those things that’s not benefiting you in no type of way. I also thought this challenge will be a refresher for me as well, being able to spend more time catching up on my tv shows, homework, going out with my family and just enjoying life without having my phone in my hand!
The struggle with self-discipline.
It’s easy to say you’re going to do something, but being able to follow through and challenge yourself is definitely rewarding but it’s a struggle! I woke up this morning and looked at my phone and totally forgot I deactivated all of my accounts and deleted them from my phone! I know the first couple of days are going to be challenging, but anything is possible when you’re willing to do better and change some of your bad habits!
Relationships and social media.
For many of you who know, Mike “my boyfriend” doesn’t have any social media sites! For me it’s not hard maintaining your relationship with social media, you just have to make your relationship a priority and not choosing to spend so much time on social media where you begin to neglect your partner! I think this challenge will also be more beneficial to my relationship since we’re both off on weekends, we can actually plan something and spend some much needed time together without me checking my phone for emails or whatever the case might be! I mean it can get annoying when your phone is constantly going off and you’re trying to spend time with your partner, so I don’t think it’s a big deal for him but to me it is!
What have I learned so far about this challenge.
That it’s not that bad, I mean you’re going to have your moments when you’re completely bored and want to log in but I think that’s just the beauty of self discipline and being able to acknowledge that there’s a problem that you’re willing to admit and fix.