Should I delete all my social media accounts?Watch
I'm not sure if this decision is something I will regret, though, because what if I make real friends and they want to add me on fb/follow me on instagram and then that element of them getting to know me better won't exist.
I really don't know what to do because I've been wanting to delete it all for a while now because I think it's full of chit and there's a lot of aspects of social media that I don't like. Like, it just wastes real life time. I feel that, if I delete it, I will have more time and freedom to do real-life things and the direction/quality of my life might improve E.g. I might starting reading again like I used to instead of going on my phone. I'm also thinking of starting a youtube channel, which will be the only kind of 'social media' that i'll have, a real form of it, because I can openly express myself on any topic I want.
If i delete it there won't be that stupid element of providing 'evidence' (pics) of happiness-related things in my life. I would be completely detached from proving myself and my worth to anyone.
sorry this is all over the place
thanks for any advice
im probs not making any sense, soz
Social media is excellent in short doses, making you feel more connected and happier if you use it for 1.5 hours a day. However, anymore than this and you will start contributing to bad mental health. Taking up a hobby, texting, making phone calls, reading or even getting an evening job are ways to ditract yourself in places where you may find yourself scrolling through some ex Love Islander's insta and thnking about how pretty they are. I also agree with you that social media has began feeling like a competiton - that the people who put on pictures of their new car, clothes, or cuddling with their boyfriend are happier. This is not the case. I am not 100% saying when you do re - enter social media after the week's break to NEVER post anything, only observe, but there has to be an element of truth in "Private Life Happy Life." You choose what people see, who see's it and how often they see it. YOU ARE IN CONTROL.