Not very long time ago my Instagram account got hacked. The first few days was the most stressful time of my carrier life but this post is not about that. It is about me not having any social media for 14 days straight & how that effected my life.
In my morning routine blog post I mentioned how important it is to not check your phone early in the morning. I learned this advise from one of the best entrepreneurs that have a business on social media however they believe IT CAN WAIT. Social media can wait until you did your morning routine, it can wait until you drive to work or replay to your emails first. It can wait until you had breakfast & spent quality time with your partner or family. Instead of checking your phone as soon as you wake up & scroll through social media for minutes or sometimes hours first DO YOU.
It is harsh to say but sometimes social media can have more of an negative effect than a positive one. You wake up in your bed looking at someone in Ibiza living their best life. Automatically as it is humans nature you compare your life to that person & that already brings you down. I don’t mean you sit there & cry, however it did effect you enough for you to wish that you didn’t have to go to work & you wish you were where she/he is. Or you wake up looking at someone’s “perfect life” & that puts your life into perspective for you & as a human nature most of the times not in a positive way. So I always highly advise to never check your phone until you are done setting up your day for success.
After few days of my account being hacked I realized this is just God’s way of showing me I need a break. (positive thinking?) I have been working at 2 full time jobs ever since I started noteblair. I am so grateful for all the opportunities I had however I never took a time off. Every single vacation I took I worked the entire time. I never had a time to myself without sharing it online which is part of my job. The time off showed me how much I missed out on because of working. My job is so fun & entertaining & I’m so driven and determined that I didn’t notice any of these!
I don’t want to ever neglect my family, my friends, my life even it as simple as sitting on my bed reading a book! Every single human needs time off from whatever it is that you are doing & specially with social media EVERY SINGLE PERSON NEEDS SOME TIME OFF.
You need to recharge your brain & regain your strength. when you are running low on your energy and mindset you can’t help anyone & you are not your best self. Even from your favorite influences you need time off to focus on you. by spending so much time on social media & others you are spending time on someone else life while you can spend that time on you & furthering yourself. Use it as what it is on a timely manners. Get inspired, get value out of it & use it in your life.
I put my phone on airplane mode when i fell overwhelmed by social media & i just take a social media time off. sometime sit is once a week sometimes it is once a month. I learned it is just good for your soul. it just is! spending some time off focusing on your life, your goals & your people is good for your soul. Connect with what is in your real life.
It is good for your eyes and hands as well lol your eyes can take that break from blue light same think with your pinky that almost has a dent because of holding the phone.
Try to take some time off & see how it helps you improve in your life, mentally & psychically.