4 reasons for my "Social Media Detox"

A few weeks ago, there was a massive outcry across various media outlets. Over what, pray tell? Kendall Jenner had deleted her Instagram.

What prompted one of the most followed people on social media to do this? In her own words:

"I just wanted to detox," she told Ellen DeGeneres (seriously, this was addressed on a talk show).

"I just wanted a little bit of a break. I would wake up in the morning and I would look at it first thing. I would go to bed and it was the last thing that I would look at," she said. "I felt a little too dependent on it."

Granted, I don't have millions of followers hanging on my every tweet, however I recently noticed I had been missing out on a few precious hours of sleep due to mindlessly scrolling through hypnotic slime videos on Instagram. 

So I decided to delete all my social apps. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Youtube and even Tinder—all gone.

My goals:

1. To read more.

My reading challenge target is what I have my eye on.

2. Sleep better
3. Be more present and productive

4. Rid myself of FOMO (you know, that annoying feeling where you think cooler people are doing cooler things than you are)

By the end of day one, I had hit the gym, read through half the book I had been struggling with and had created an outline for this very blog post (after not blogging for more than half a year!)

I don't know how long I'll last, I did cave and read a few tweets on my laptop today. Also I may have talked about my detox to anyone who will listen—I would be an insufferable vegan.

Let's see if I can keep it up for a month or at least until I reach my reading target.

So until then, you can reach me by carrier pigeon! 😘

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Hi again! Missed me?

I lowkey haven't blogged in a year.

So what have I been up to?

In the past year, I went to Koh Samui for my 23rd birthday. The trip was really special to me; I went with two of my close girlfriends and we ended up becoming even closer after exploring the island and testing out 36 questions with strangers and each other. (I highly recommend doing both).

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I've been messing around on Snapchat (easyaspiemmmpie). I'm not really comfortable talking much—hearing my own voice irritates me, but I love being a voyeur and hearing other people's stories.

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I got into a car accident (a pretty bad one), and came away from it feeling pretty lucky to be alive. Fortunately, I got a car that's much bigger than my former Yaris, and unfortunately, I still can't seem to navigate parallel parking.

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I was the maid of honour at my best friend's wedding in Australia. My friends are now old enough to buy houses and get married, how terrifying!

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And I've been with the best thing to come into my life this year, my cat, Kiri. (Yes, like the cheese.) She's a rescue cat and the sweetest thing. BRB I'm going to go cuddle her for a sec.

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But that's just social media. In my real life, I recently quit my job and joined a new agency. Navigating through new experiences has been daunting, but that's how life in your 20s is supposed to be.

If all this sounds like reasons why I have been too "busy" to blog, sure, a few of those are factors, but the biggest reason is self-doubt, if I'm being honest. I'm my own critic, and the harshest one at that.

Taking it slow and steady with the blogging this time around. I'm trying not to overthink and worry about what I'll post the week after, and the week after that.

A lifestyle blogger? A lifestyle of Netflix and pizza in bed? Why not?