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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