Why I Deleted Social Media

Just like most college student, I have to have my phone on me at all times. Whether that be going to the bathroom, running a quick errand, or just sitting around doing homework. I have to admit, deleting my social media was a very hard thing for me to do and took me several months before I actually pulled the plug. But once it was done, it was sort of like a sigh of relief.

 

 

As much as I loved looking at certain peoples pictures or browsing funny memes, I knew I was spending way too much time scrolling through my phone. There was a time last summer that I was just getting bothered looking at everyone's cringey relationships, annoying rants, and fake flexes. Now I know that they obviously have the right to post whatever they want but after I thought about it, there really was no point keeping in contact (aka just liking each other's posts) of people who I wasn’t even friends with anymore. I’m not saying that I don’t keep up with my friends but I’ve realized although I deleted almost all my social media, I still talk regularly with those I am very close with.

 

I also came to the realization that I was on my phone ALL THE TIME. I know that it’s not a big deal because we all know everyone does it but it really bothered me how attached I was to my phone. It was basically my lifeline like my mom would say every time she saw me on it. I noticed myself going on Instagram walking to class, during class, even laying in bed for hours at night and in the morning━time that I could have spent studying for my classes or just getting a little more sleep.

 

 

It’s been almost a year since I deleted my Instagram and Twitter and although at times I kinda miss it, I realize I was just looking at pictures and posts of people who I’m not friends with anymore or just people I didn’t know at all. Overall, I know that after reading this, most people still won’t permanently delete their accounts but I still think it’s a good thing to think about. Maybe log out of your apps when you have a lot of work to do or need to study and don’t have time for distractions. We don’t always have to have our eyes glued to our phones 24/7.