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have you ever had a social media break? if so, for how long and was it a positive experience?


I've never been on social media and it's great :)
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I had a 7 day phone break. I was playing a who's the mole game, but it was amazing being without a phone
I dont have a smartphone for a few months now, so on the same hand no social media.
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Left January 2021 for roughly 6 months.
It was very calm and nice.
I regret going back to social media
Firebolt wrote:
Left January 2021 for roughly 6 months.
It was very calm and nice.
I regret going back to social media
what do you do with your time when you are not pointlessly on the internet?
yes i think for 1-2 weeks and it was literally one of the best decisions lol... i really did a lot of things i actually enjoyed doing (cleaning, walking, learning, reading)


and now i am also very low active on social media, gsm took its place and its not good HSHHS im chronically online here oops*
Melina wrote:
what do you do with your time when you are not pointlessly on the internet?
Idk tbh
I spent all my time there at the moment

But I read a lot, watched tv, got ahold of chores etc.
Firebolt wrote:
Idk tbh
I spent all my time there at the moment

But I read a lot, watched tv, got ahold of chores etc.
okay reading is a good point
a day.
Pomie wrote:
yes i think for 1-2 weeks and it was literally one of the best decisions lol... i really did a lot of things i actually enjoyed doing (cleaning, walking, learning, reading)


and now i am also very low active on social media, gsm took its place and its not good HSHHS im chronically online here oops*
which apps/websites do you avoid?
I wish I could but for obvious reasons this isn’t possible
I have a month long yearly, usually on October but this year having it in November!! I love it, makes up for a good challenge and also gets me more productive with my studies and work
I went on a small cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo which meant I did not have internet for 19 hours. That's literally nothing but I realised how addicted I am to my phone and social medias. Really nice that both me and my friend were "forced" to talk to each other and enjoy the company without checking notifications all the time
Amberfx wrote:
I have a month long yearly, usually on October but this year having it in November!! I love it, makes up for a good challenge and also gets me more productive with my studies and work
what do you avoid during this time? even whatsapp?
Melina wrote:
which apps/websites do you avoid?
i stopped using everything that 1-2 weeks, only whatsapp i used because i needed to contact people sometime about certain things but i left people on read a little too long oops

now i just use each app very little and it depends per period idk why, one week i am a lot on tiktok (well 1 hr a day n nothing else) and the other week i spend "more" time on snapchat or ig
Pomie wrote:
i stopped using everything that 1-2 weeks, only whatsapp i used because i needed to contact people sometime about certain things but i left people on read a little too long oops

now i just use each app very little and it depends per period idk why, one week i am a lot on tiktok (well 1 hr a day n nothing else) and the other week i spend "more" time on snapchat or ig
ugh i spend 11h per day on my phone..
Melina wrote:
ugh i spend 11h per day on my phone..
omg damn

i used to use my phone also 8-10 hrs a day and when i stopped using it for 1-2 weeks i was quite used to not use it that much anymore afterwards
I stopped using Instagram and Snapchat around 3 years ago - I had it since I was like 12/13 years old.

Never went back since...

I have Whatsapp and Telegram as my message apps and I watch Youtube but apart from that I literally dont need it and only after deleting the apps I noticed how little of pleasure it has given me. I literally never missed it
Melina wrote:
what do you avoid during this time? even whatsapp?
WhatsApp is allowed since most of my friends and family use it to connect, but I feel like it's not a social media, atleast not for me. I delete snapchat, instagram, Facebook, Facebook messenger (never use it anyways lol), BeReal, LinkedIn, reddit, tinder (:D) and TikTok! Youtube is okay since I use it to fall asleep XD