I’ve been considering disconnecting myself from social media for several months now. I took a 5′ish day break from Facebook and Twitter (but couldn’t stay away from my beloved instagram) over Christmas and it was quite refreshing. Months ago, I starred this post by Ashley in my reader but I haven’t felt like the right time has come up for me to take a break. I use social media on a daily basis for my job so that makes it even harder to stay off my personal channels.
I also read something online at some point (I can’t remember where right now) that said something along the lines of if you don’t instagram/facebook/tweet it, it “didn’t really happen” – or at least that’s how many people approach social media these days, especially when we’re doing fun and exciting things. Now don’t get me wrong, I love social media and it is one of my very favourite things. Blogging, tweeting, facebooking, instagramming; these are things I use on a daily basis and love. Using them personally has also helped me develop skills that have helped me professionally. I have no plans of deleting any of my channels anytime remotely soon.
However, I’ve been feeling the need for a break lately. A break from life I guess. I’ve left a few vague comments on people’s blogs who have resonated with me lately but in a nutshell I’ve felt a little “lost” this year. Maybe that’s why I’ve been signing up for long-distance races left, right and centre. Ha.
Anyways, I think unplugging for a week is just what I need and it comes at the perfect opportunity to unwind, relax and hopefully get some focus back and get rid of this ‘lost’ feeling. So I will not be checking, or updating social media (even my beloved Instagram) as of tomorrow morning! We have a late night flight tonight so I may update/check a little bit at the airport until we leave Canada. Airports can be boring!
I will be back next weekend to flood your instagram, twitter and facebook feeds with Mexico photos – until then I hope you all have a great week!
Have you ever unplugged before? If so for how long and why?