There’s no doubt social media is a significant part of my daily life. As a full-time publisher I rely very much on social media. But with all of the current changes on Instagram and summer being in full swing I decided to take more breaks. This whole comparison game can get tiring which is why I decided not to waste too much time scrutinizing what others are doing, especially if I’m not even close with them to begin with. Instead, I decided to focus on pursuing my own personal goals.
One reason to take breaks from social media is that most of the images we see don’t relate to positive thoughts or happy moments. Eve
It’s easy to get trapped in the mindset of seeking validation from others. Truthfully our happiness should primarily depend on whether or not we enjoy a certain situation and not what others think.
If you really consider people your friends, you should do more than post on their timelines for their birthdays and like their latest Instagram photos. Instagram and Facebook tend to distract us from taking the time to actually connect us with our close friends. Spending time with friends in real time is the way to go which equals ‘less time on social media and more time in real life’.
How do you feel about social media? Do you take frequent breaks to refresh your mind and soul? Let me know in the comments. As always, I would love to hear from you!
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I just took a break from the blog and social media and it was glorious. Lol! So glad you are sharing this idea because more people need to live embodied lives. Love these pics Vanessa!
I totally agree, Vanessa, and I often take frequent posts from social media!
That being said, I have actually met some amazing people through social media, who I now do consider friends! So, I guess there are positive and negative aspects!
Love your white trousers
Social media breaks are so important, especially for what we do!
So true, Vanessa! It’s so hard for me to take a break from Instagram, because I have found a supportive community on there, but I do love to take a break from my blog several times a week, and make a point to put the phone down in the evenings whenever possible so that I can be fully involved when it’s family time!
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I agree social media breaks are definitely needed!! Have a fab week Vanessa!
Weekends are a great time to take a break from social media. Infact, I do that a lot but I make sure I am not gone for too long a time that I start to lose touch with my followers. Striking a healthy balance is always important when it comes to personal and private life on social. – http://www.jamilakyari.com
I always make sure to take breaks because social mdeia can be such a downer sometimes.
A break is always needed. And to be honest, I’ve been finding Instagram to be boring lately. I keep seeing the same stuff that I don’t have the urge to open the app until I have something to share. You’ve been great points V!
Couldn’t agree more babe! Xx
I agree with you. It’s necesary to take a break.
I couldn’t agree more Vanessa. I find that social media can become a negative space instead of a positive one, and it’s necessary to break away for a while. Social media can cause envy, conparisons, lack of self-esteem. If you really want to celebrate and appreciate someone, be present in their life. Thanks for this!
Your all article are awesome. Thanks for share.
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I agree 100% with you. Lovely photos!!!
Great photos! I agree, it’s nice to take breaks from social media now and then and remind ourselves it’s not real life!
Hope that your week is going well! 🙂
I think social media breaks are much needed! Great post!
Completely agree! I love these photos!
agree! I do some blog break time sometimes and it feels good to be back to reality for a while xo
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I agree that it’s good to take breaks from social media sometimes. Social media can definitely be positive or negative. It really depends on how you interpret it. But in either case, it’s good to take a break.
Kathrin | Polar Bear Style
I couldn’t agree more dear. Social media break is definitely a must, especially for bloggers. It’s important for your overall sense of well-being and to be able spend more time more important things in life – family and self care. Anyway, love your fab look dear!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Interesting post. I fully agree with this. Take a break from virtual world and adore the beauty around us.