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Social Media Detox | Well-being

After a SUPER long hiatus, I recently logged into the video manager section of my Youtube account and was semi shocked to see how long it has been since I last filmed and uploaded a video! Yes, logically I know it has been a while, but has it really been an entire year already? Well, technically there were some one-offs sprinkled in since then, but the last time I filmed on a consistent schedule has been over a year ago! Time flies!

Not only did I stop making youtube videos, I also removed myself  from social media during this time and became quite the hermit. I may as well permanently delete my Facebook account, if that’s even possible, because I don’t miss it at all, which is a crazy statement coming from an ex social-media junkie like myself. I used to brag about being on Facebook before it was cool (circa 2005). But over time, between attaching my self-worth to likes/double-taps, comparing myself to those I admired, constantly feeling the need to check for notifications or others’ updates, and feeling like I HAD to post (as a dutiful Youtuber “should”),  I knew I had come to a point where social media was no longer fun for me; it was actually unhealthy for me. I needed a break and time to heal. Comparison truly is the thief of joy.

So much has changed since this last video (minus that fact that I honestly still eat the same) and I’m happy to report that I’m in a much better state: mentally, physically, and spiritually. I’m ready to create content again, and share this newfound positive energy with the world.

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