STORY: Social Media Detox

Last week, I decided to flush out unnecessary activities from my life. Activities that just eat up my time and energy but do not produce anything useful. Number one on the list is Facebook with Instagram as a close second.

For minutes, even hours when combined, I mindlessly scroll through my feed as if searching for something I'm not sure I want to find. It's such a stupid activity made especially obvious when I tried to recall all the posts I've read on one particular day - from make up hacks I don't even care about (I dont use make up other than brow pencil anyway) to what Kris Aquino drank before bedtime.

It sounds so simple and easy to just quit. I mean, I've had a life before FB and IG, so I must know how to live without it. But after 3 proud days of being out of the social media loop, I caved. It started as little peeks on my notifications until eventually I just threw my hands up and gave up. I know there is a deeper reason why I (along with so many) find it so hard to break our chains with social media. Maybe its the insecurity? The need to prove one's happiness or better state of life to others? The need to be noticed? The need to know what's new? I don't know and frankly I don't want to know. I already am aware I have many personality issues, I don't want to validate it by analyzing my weakness for FB.

Fast forward to today, I find myself disappointed with how I am enslaved by FB and IG. I just caught myself reading an article about Taylor Swift's belly button and I found myself right where I was a week or so ago - wanting to flush out this unnecessary time eater.

Maybe it's easier the second time. You know what they say, if at first you don't succeed, try and try again. So goodbye FB and IG! I hope I last for more than three days this time.