Depending on what you see online or who you’re communicating with, social media can either be a blessing or a curse. While it certainly helped us connect with family and friends, it ironically made us more anti-social as well.
So, what if you go offline and ditch entirely the use of social media? Would you still be able to connect with family and friends? What could possibly happen if you quit Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? Here are some of the things you can expect to happen.
- You’ll be more productive
After quitting social media, you will immediately realize that there a lot of things can be done instead of scrolling through social media. You’ll have more time to work for your goals. Have you always wanted to bake, learn a new language or go hiking? Instead of wasting plenty of time on your Facebook, you can invest your time to into more productive things.
- You’ll have closer relationship with family and friends
Social media is said to connect family and friends, but is it really? Surely, there have been instances where you and your family or friends are together in one place, but are consistently on your phones. While social media claims to connect you with other people, in reality it disconnects you from everyone. When you quit social media, you’ll realize that going out and actually talking with someone without your phones on the way is a great way to connect with the important people of your life.
- You’ll be healthier in mind and body
When you don’t have social media to spend your spare time on, you will be more engaged on reading and doing useful things that will enrich your knowledge to become a smarter and wiser person. You can find time to exercise, instead of scrolling through social media and complaining about not having time to go to the gym. While other people are wasting time on their phones and computers, you’re about to start another book, getting fit in the gym and achieving your goals and dreams.
- You’ll be more innovative
When you’re constantly on social media, your brain is shut down from your real environment and you become less sensible. Quitting social media pulls you back to the real world and forces you to face the challenges in your life, encouraging you to be more innovative in dealing with problems—minor or major.
Quitting social media can create a powerful impact in your life, so why not give it a whirl? If you’re not ready to quit yet, take baby steps first, like deleting some apps from your phone or going social-media detox for a couple of days.