I promised here, to write something about my abuse of social media. So here goes… Like so many others, I spend a LOT of time looking at my social media feed. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc. A LOT!! And lately I am beginning to realize what hold is has over me, and I don’t like it!
For instance; when I watch a movie – granted, often by myself – It’s not unusual that every fifth minute… FIFTH(!!)… I pick up my phone, I scroll down a feed (Facebook or Instagram), I conclude that nothing has happened, I lay down my phone and five minutes later I do the exact same thing over again! I know that I am doing it, I realize that I don’t want to and I do it anyway!
Well, I made up my mind! This is going to stop! I thought about deleting my Facebook account, like my friend did, but I’m not sure that I’m quite there yet. One thing I did do, though, is removing Facebook from my smartphone and removing notifications from my Instagram app! I do however use my Instagram and my Facebook, to tell people when I have made a new post, and this is actually one of the main reasons that I won’t delete it. (Facebook anyway)
I also – time and again – remove notifications from Snapchat, but sometimes I use Snapchat for conversation, and then I will turn it back on… And forget to remove it afterwards! God, dam it! Actually when I do have notifications on, I will lift op my phone, realize that no notifications has come in, and I will STILL check the app (Instagram, Snapchat – reload, Messenger – reload) just in case! This is ridiculous!
Now, couldn’t I just live with the fact that I use social media a lot? I don’t feel like it! I feel like being in control over my own life, and lately I have had a lot of focus on living in the moment. Living in the moment and being focused on the now. I think that this is a big part of current living.
So… If I truly believe this, I should stay in the moment, when I watch a movie, spend time with my friends, make dinner and at every other time. I should actively decide when I want to look at social media. For instance, it could be once in the morning and once in the evening. I shouldn’t be afraid of quiet. Shouldn’t be afraid of sitting in a window just looking out, with no plans what so ever. I think it is good for the mind.
As I said earlier this current living thing, is a journey, and I can’t pretend to be able to do everything at once, but I will try this. And by writing it down, and telling you guys, it’s kind of a commitment. (I think I will make a post later on, specifying more precisely, what Current Living means to me)
I’ll let you know how it goes!
Have a great Monday