Put Your Phone Down And Get Away From Social Media

Social media can be one of the things that I struggle with the most as a blogger, that might sound strange because it is something that we use practically all of the time, however sometimes we genuinely just need to take time away from our phones and social media! There can be so much pressure to constantly upload something or anything for that matter however lately I feel like I honestly struggle to upload all of the time. So why is it important to put your phone down and take a step back from social media?

We all need some time away from everything, especially social media, there is so much pressure to be up to date with it all, but also to keep up with everything that happens on a regular basis and I end up feeling so overwhelmed with pressure to upload and that isn’t how it should be, should it?

The answer to that one is no. Not even close.

Social media should be enjoyable, you should enjoy being able to speak to people have conversations and just be yourself!

Getting away from social media is one of the best things ever, yes you might miss some things but we all need a break sometimes! I end up coming up with the most fabulous ideas for blog posts, photos you name it my best ideas come from having time away from social media!

With the internet at our fingertips we are always ready to use, whether we are out and about, on our computers, it is ridiculously easy for us to just scroll through Twitter first thing in the morning, but let’s be honest there was an amazing time years ago where there was no internet. Remember it?

In some ways I kind of miss it, mainly because it seemed a much simpler time where we chilled out spent time with the people we loved, went out more, speak more to people and communicate in a completely different way to the way we do now. No shady comments, no indirect tweets, because let’s be honest we have all seen them haven’t we?

It’s important to turn off that computer, leave that phone, get off social media and remind yourself of all the things that you used to do when you didn’t have the internet, no pressure to update social media, and time to just be you!

Social media is a wonderful thing, don’t get me wrong, but never forget the importance of time away, especially from social media.

What do you do when you’re away from social media? Take photographs, go for a run or read books?

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7 Comments

  1. 09/02/2017 / 11:14 am

    Love this! I had some time away from social media in Edinburgh, mainly because I’d run out of data so could only have a catch up on my feeds in the evening before bed at our hotel, and it felt GREAT! I really loved it and felt so much more relaxed. Though I did try to regularly update my Insta as I was taking so many photos! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. 09/02/2017 / 1:27 pm

    Lovely post Amie, definitely something I need to do more – I’ve taken a step back from Twitter recently but I’m starting to miss interacting with other bloggers. I just need to make sure I don’t go over the top and end up being overwhelmed again!

    Dani x | http://www.flourishingfreelancer.com

  3. 12/02/2017 / 6:12 pm

    I’m totally with you on this one, I hate how dependant I’ve become on the internet and how obsessed everyone is about social media – even if it’s what has made blogging possible!

    Absolutely love this post!

    Holly | The Kitty Luxe

  4. 20/02/2017 / 5:40 pm

    You know this actually clicked something with me I hadn’t realised. My best post ideas come to me when I’m away from a screen, I even come up with whole paragraphs! I keep telling myself I’m going to have a break from it but it’s easier said than done. Well done if you can keep it up!

    Ada x

  5. 24/03/2017 / 8:31 pm

    I think everyone needs to do this from time to time. I was down in London earlier this week and so many people were walking around like zombies. Not looking where they were going, but looking at their mobile phones instead. People seemingly talking to themselves, until you see the earphones hanging down and realise they’re on a call. It was ridiculous.

  6. 31/03/2017 / 3:06 pm

    My name is Toni and I am addicted to social media!!! Haha!! No seriously, I have a very unhealthy relationship with it and I really need to start stepping away from it every now and then! When I lived in Italy, my phone data didn’t work which meant every time I left my flat I literally wasn’t connected to anything and I really learned to take in my surroundings more, it was blissful!!!xx

    http://www.honeypotblogs.com

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