Why opting out of social was the ultimate act of self-care

An analog girl in a digital world | Why I believe deleting my Facebook and Twitter accounts was the ultimate act of self-care. #socialmedia #socialmediadetox #selfcare #personalgrowth #wellbeing #mentalhealth
Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

For whatever reason, this season of my life has been extremely difficult. We have been struggling with my daughter’s behavior a lot, causing me to feel overwhelmed and like I’m failing her in some way.

Add to that some existential angst of my own and it’s been a cluster fuck of shame, guilt, anger, frustration, sadness, and pure exhaustion. 

My escape for a long time now has been to pull out my phone and zone out on whatever social media app holds my interest. Which is counterproductive and entirely unhelpful with my daughter who acts up even more in a bid to get my attention. 

Two weeks ago, I decided that it was time to take another break from social media (interesting timing since this is exactly when I signed off last year) and shut down everything, including the podcast.

(more…)