I have a life!

Today is my third day of taking a break from facebook and twitter. I actually just shared two instagram posts on twitter and responded to a tweet from a friend, but I didn’t scroll through my feed or anything else. Also, I’m about to log into FB just to adjust my settings so I get the email notifications if, say, someone invites me to a party or something! But, I must say, I feel more calm and centered without the constant facebook checking that was happening before!

Yesterday after work, I went for a three mile run and then headed to a 90 minute restorative yoga class. When I was done I felt like a zen pile of mush. And I mean that in the best possible way! In the past I would probably have gotten in the car after yoga and sat there for 10 minutes checking my facebook feed before driving home. That is how addicted I was. It’s gross, really.

So, I’m feeling good about this decision. Really good. And it is so nice to remember that I have a real life beyond facebook and twitter!

4 thoughts on “I have a life!

  1. I can totally relate to this. Believe it or not I’m not as active on FB and Twitter as I’ve been in the past. Most often I just post and don’t scroll through everyone’s updates. I know, it makes no sense, but it works for me. Like you, taking a step back from social media was a true blessing and something I needed for a long time. I’m grateful for what it has brought me including new friends and opportunities but it can be a serious drain whether emotional or time-wise. We all have to do what’s best for us. Props to you for taking the initiative!!

  2. margaret says:

    You’re perfectly right. Social networks often became something like a drug.
    As you have written, there’s a real life behind a laptop!

  3. Mollie says:

    Good for you, lady. I must check my FB, twitter, email, etc at lease 5 times a day and it’s so exhausting! Taking a break sounds like the perfect way to get some mental rest.

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