I said I’d do it and here it is: an overview of how my first day of my social media break. I’m not sure I’l keep up with it every day, but I’ll try. Honestly, day one was super easy! I took the time I’d normally use on Sunday morning scrolling through my Facebook feed to move all of my social media apps on my phone to a folder I’ll never see. I also shut off all of my notifications for said apps. Temptation was easier to resist this way.
Wyatt and I cleaned up a bit, went to the museum, played video games, and had dinner with my parents, so I was busy enough to not really care whether I was on my phone or not.
Good things on day one: I loved that I was a bit more motivated to get up and get stuff done Sunday morning. We had the sheets of the bed, dishes done, and the vacuum ran all before 11:15. I didn’t feel rushed at all and we still got a full day in. My phone battery has lasted a lot longer – usually I have to charge it every night or every morning and I’ve barely used any of the battery yet. I think around 7:00 PM night, I still had a near full battery. I’ve become just a bit more aware of how much the people around me are on their phones and it’s started to irritate me more than usual. I wonder if this is how people without smart phones feel all of the time?
Anyway, no real “cravings” to check Facebook or Instagram on day one, but I think it will probably get harder from now on because I’ll have more free time throughout the week.