I don’t consider myself to be an important person…and neither does social media. While the decision to get off social was difficult, moreover I wanted set an example for my teens. It was scary, not gonna lie.
Spring 2023, a voice inside of me wanted to tap into the mystique of getting to know myself and my loved ones better and quite frankly, cut out the noise. An invitation nudged me to “go deeper”. I’ve always been a spiritual person and pulling the plug on social for the summer was my way of RSVPing to the invite.
It was scary as heck to think what would happen to my business if I went off social for a summer. How would anyone know what I was creating, where I was going or how I made that hat or bag? It became a major distraction and then it hit me.
If I was getting distracted then, um…hello, so was everyone else. And that realization threaded the needle, my friends.
Why I went off social (and how)
Not gonna lie, I’m a bit old fashion with a flare for nostalgia and meaningful connections. This was an area I desired to creatively express and trust without any “noise”. You may be wondering if I’ve ditched my cell phone and fired up the ol’ rotary phone…not yet, but I’m close.
From comparing myself to others to doom scrolling, I went down a rabbit hole and needed to slowly – in my own way – dig myself out of it. Realizing it wasn’t a weakness to find this decision difficult, it opened myself to discoveries and connections.
Instead of staring at my screen of what to post or creating a reel of how I made this I was like, “wow, I can actually do something else besides those things!” I was free.
Despite the fact that there was a bit of FOMO, getting over it quickly followed. For instance, being in the moment for myself feels wholesome vs. just another post. Remember the days of the film camera and waiting for days (or weeks!) to see if your eyes were closed or not? Yep – it feels sorta like that – it all works out!
How to get off social
– take a deep breath
– create a series of marketing posts explaining yourself (this is for perhaps business owners)
– delete apps off phone
– trust your decision
– open yourself to new discoveries
– do something else when tempted
– allow for soul searching
Why I went off social (and how)
UPDATE: It took me a two-three weeks to decide to go back on social – judge all you want. I went into this not knowing what would come of it, but I know I needed a break. What I learned from going off social for the summer and beyond has taught me soooo many things! Being keenly observant of my selfcare needs, being mindful and posting for a reason is currently the way I feel. Honestly, ya might me see me on occasion and you might not – I’m working through it. I am grateful I did it and now easing back into it with more awareness than ever before. Learning to not put so much “weight” on social is still continuing to push me to make deeper connections and living in the present.
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