3 Signs You Need a Social Media Detox Right Now


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We live in an amazing time where we can friend, unfriend, like, tweet, pin, snap, hashtag and share ALL DAY LONG. Did your husband pour your coffee for you this morning? Well, then that’s worthy of a post on #howamazingishe, or maybe you finally woke up at 5am and walked on the treadmill clearly that needs to be snapped for all to witness and how about that dinner out with family that molten lava cake was epic so lets make everyone eating cereal jealous and tweet it. We are all guilty of these meaningless posts. I use the term meaningless very lightly but in all reality, we see so many of these “my life is perfect”post that we have become immune to all post even the ones that bring more meaning to the day.

Then the NOISE of it all becomes a cluttered mess in our heads. We have one side of a political party SCREAMING at the other side, we have ads galore as we are scrolling telling us what to wear, what to feed our kids, what to say, what to think, what to feel, and here I am telling you its time to take a break from it all.

Now, do not get me wrong. I love social media, I use it daily in my business. I have made amazing connections and friends and it has opened more doors of opportunity than I could have ever imagined. However, we all need a break from it every now and then and here are the top 3 Signs Its TIME TO DETOX from social media.

Sign #1

Its the first thing you do before you get out of bed in the morning, and it’s the last thing you do at night before you go to sleep. If you hit the alarm button and then go straight to your social media of choice the second after then STOP put the phone down now and start your detox. If your husband falls asleep next to you with the light from your phone shining on him STOP put the phone down now and start your detox.

Sign #2

You know more about the drama of your second cousins twice removed aunts hairdressers nephews divorce then you do about childs class room schedule. STOP close out all the tabs, delete the apps and start your detox.

Sign #3

When something precious happens in your life you immediately post about instead of TRULY enjoying those blessed moments. If your husband brings you coffee in bed take that moment to Thank him let that be a moment for you two and you two only. If you and your mom go get pedicures enjoy that time capture in your heart instead of posting a pic of your toes. Remember the details of how the sound of your laughter together is harmonious , look at the lines on her face and her smile as she looks at you with adoration of the woman you have become, this moment will never happen again the same way.

It took my youngest daughter who is 5 giving me my mothers day present she made in school where she was asked simple questions and it said “ What is something your mom always says?” and she replied “we might go to the park this summer”. This may not seem like a big deal but the reason it is is because that is my default answer when I am engrossed with social media and paying attention to meaningless post “ Yea we might or maybe” to get her to be quiet so I can continue with my scroll.

I do not write this as a judgement piece but more of a confession piece. I write this to remind us all of the fleeting moments passing before us and to ask those deep questions. Are you spending your time wisely?

Do you want your legacy to be a picture of what you had for supper or do you want it to be more?