Social Media Detox

Allie here —

The month of March I took the time to detox from the social media world.

It gave me the chance for reconnecting, gave me purpose, memories, laughs and recharging from everything.

I never thought I could honestly do it. Social media has been apart of my life since I was in 6th grade. As scary as typing that sentence out seems, imagine how much lost time, energy and tears I’ve spent on any social media platform. That’s the scarier part.

I know for a fact I’ve lost REAL LIFE TIME, moments or conversations because my head has been glued to my phone. My posture is a mess because I’m slouched over on the couch for hours refreshing the page for the “special announcement” from an influencer Ive been following for YEARS to post the news on their page.

There’s so much good that comes from social media platforms, but there’s also so much bad. For my mental state in this very moment, it was necessary to step back. Finding who I am again was so important to me.

I’ve learned so much in just a month, and honestly look forward to stepping away more and more as time continues to go on.

Here’s what I’ve taken away from this detox,

less comparing:: we all do it.

less screen time:: I love being able to come home and leave my phone in my purse after a long day, and truly enjoy what’s right in front of me.

less care:: about what others think of me and the life I’m choosing to live for myself and nobody else

less distraction:: I feel like I can accomplish so much more without the urge to refresh my pages

less work:: the career path I chose, social media is a HUGE part of where I am in my business. However, for once in the 10 years I’ve been doing hair, I’ve never felt I was able to turn off work because of the easy way to access it all.

less pressure:: to have the “perfect” life for everyone else to see. Giving myself grace and acceptance that the pressure of the perfect person doesn’t exist, and let’s me be human

I encourage all to recharge! It’s beyond refreshing

I’m an introvert.

I’m not shy – I’m a noticer

I’m a thinker – I’m an observer

I’m not stuck up – I’m not anti social

I treasure my solitude

I prefer a few close friends

I am reserved – until I’m not

I appreciate true connections

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