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Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

Hey I just deactivated FB and Twitter. 

 

I feel alot calmer lately and not overloaded =3.

 

Looking to get rid of more social apps soon. 

 

I have a fake insta ATM which just gives me a feed of what social happenings are about in australia.

 

 

Would recommend reducing social media use .

 

 

Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

Hi @BunnyWalks

Good on you! It is amazing how taking a break from social media can improve wellbeing.

To help other members who might be thinking about deactivating social media:
How did you make the decision?
Did you speak to anyone about deactivating your account?
What advice would you give others who are considering pausing their social media accounts?


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Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

I'm glad that decision is so helpful to you @BunnyWalks!

Would be interested to hear your answers (and those of other users) to the questions posed by @Jess1-RO.

I try to limit my social media use, but it still feels like a massive time suck.

// Spiral outward, keep going. //

Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

@Jess1-RO@letitgo

How ?

Well my country is in a economically critical condition and is somewhat restrictive of life style choices. Loads of angry comments on things which are petty in life's grand plan.

We're know to arrest people based of tweets being critical condition or being Muslim in a night club at the wrong time.

Other than that I'm aware there are abusive people in the country I'm from and are not accepting or tolerating of those of European and/or Jewish background.

I'm not in the best position to influence people's thoughts atm.

I'm just being careful of what sort of attention I might attract on socials.

Having some australian friends it may drag them into undesirable situations. it's best we avoid the conflicts which are unnecessary.

I would like to enjoy their company in a candid manner.

Also mum is on FB so fun times are best kept private.

Didn't tell anyone about this.

Advice ?

Well if your from a developing country like me and you know there could be negative reactions from your peers opt for snapchat or keep your details ( location , pictures private etc ).

For your actions like drinking and just getting loose keep in mind people may get jealous and gas lighting may occur.

Fortunately Australia is an accepting place but in the places unlike Malaysia or South Africa, Take reasonable care and don't get into an argument. Ignore and move on . Do not engage.

You deserve to feel safe and not be subjected to intolerable and unreasonable behaviour.

No matter what changes youve made lifestyle wise.

And I found social media not the best way to have quality time to bond and enjoy life.


"Joyfullness is meant to be in moment rather than in a digital image."- bunnywalks.

I hope that answers your question.

Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

Hey there @BunnyWalks,

Thanks for taking the time to answer those questions! Smiley Happy It sounds like your decision to leave facebook and twitter has had a positive impact on you and that's excellent. Social media can certainly take over and affect people negatively, especially when a lot of the news is related to bad things.

Everyone absolutely deserves to feel safe, I hope you're doing well Smiley Happy

 


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Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

@Jay-RO I appreciate you reading this post Smiley Happy

Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

@BunnyWalks wow, i really loved this post. It especially resonated with me when you said 'found social media not the best way to have quality time to bond and enjoy life'.

Are you still off your social media? You've motivated me to give this a go Smiley Happy

Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

@lennycat2017

 

I appreciate your comment 🥰


Currently ive cut out Twitter and FB.

I have on me whatsapp and telegram.

Right now I choose to occupy my time with actual activities even if they cost me cash.

Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

@BunnyWalks congratulations on sticking to your goal! Smiley Happy it must be nice to have a detox from social media. 

 

What are some of the other things your enjoying in your spare time?

Re: Benefits of getting rid of FB and Twitter.

Clearer thoughts are one of them.

Just more time for myself mentally also not comparing myself to my peers who are more well off to me .

Usually looking hot at the beach, or a party or even being in an exotic location.

Things of which I can't afford due to my circumstances. It doesn't mean Im not worth anything by not being able to afford these things.