I think I’ve gotten to the point where I care about my phone and people’s replies too much and social media is starting to make me feel quite anxious. I wouldn’t say I’m a “slave to social media” or anything, but given the path I’m on, it’s possible that I could get there.
Earlier today I went to see ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in the cinema. Personally, I found the movie quite slow and wasn’t particularly interested, but I also found myself counting down the minutes to when I could turn my phone on again. I should be able to focus on what I’m doing without worrying about someone needing me on my phone or thinking I’m ignoring them. So, starting January I’m going to have 2 phone free hours a day, where my phone is switched off entirely and I allow myself to focus on me. I’ve realised recently that I spend too much time worrying about everyone else and thinking “No I have to check my phone, what if a friend is having a problem and I’m not there to deal with it?”, and not enough time worrying about how this time is affecting my mental health.
I feel like sometimes it’s best to just switch off the world around you and focus on yourself. So, I’m going to give it a go, and take a small step back from technology. At the end of January I plan to write a post revealing the effect that this had on my general well being, or whether it had any effect at all, so stay tuned!
Tell me what you think, I’d love to hear opinions
Lots of love,