Just like the title of this post states: sometimes we all need a break.
In my case, it’s from social media, certain people and aspects of my life. For the purpose of this post, however, I will only focus on social media.
I was reading a post on Facebook that a couple of friends of mine shared. They stated that they were taking a challenge of being off of social media until Sept. 2.
That got me to thinking: why, oh why, do we spend SO much time on social media? It’s like going to the refrigerator 10 minutes after you were there last. Has anything changed? Is there different food than there was before? Did something magically appear that you didn’t notice 10 minutes ago? Unless you went to the grocery store in the past 10 minutes, the answer is likely no.
It’s the same with social media. It’s often the same types of posts, the same people, the same sugar-coated information. Often we tend to put our best faces on social media, ignoring the rest, presenting ourselves a certain way to our “friends.”
I wonder how much I really *know* my Facebook contacts. I know for me I hate to be negative on social media and I firmly believe it’s NEVER EVER a place to air your dirty laundry. It’s tacky and it only makes you look bad. Keep the dirty laundry at home, where it belongs — not on social media for all to see.
Then there are the others who flat lie on social media — and forget they lied in the first place, contradicting themselves. Really? Do you think nobody notices?
It’s old. It’s tiring. And it’s time for a break.
So, while I’m required to manage my work accounts, that does not mean I have to go down the rabbit hole day after day, night after night, looking through my Facebook or Twitter feeds. It’s a time-waster as best. And soul-sucking at its worst.
I’m turning myself to the “real world.” To “real life” where birds, trees and LIFE exists. Rather than sugar-coated half-truths that we all tend to post on social media. I might even (gasp) make a phone call to a friend or family member.