‘ I tried to tell my cousin that she can take pictures that ain’t for the gram, that these moments still happen even though people don’t see it but she’s young so she’s like yeah yeah whatever!’
Suli Breaks – Notes from Ewer Street (Yeah Whatever)
So the other day I decided took a week off social media for the first time in my life. I dont know if any of you can relate but I usually spend a significant amount of my day on social media, be it the gram, snapchat, facebook or youtube. I’m always keeping up with people’s lives that I don’t even care about.
Heres a link to a post I did on the effects of social media https://wordpress.com/post/kylieachi.wordpress.com/471
I realised it was a problem when I fell for Lydia Dinga’s proposal prank (shout out to Kenyan Youtubers though)! How is it possible to get so invested in a strangers life?
At first it was difficult to resist the urge to check the sites, but eventually it got easier to do. It was so refreshing! I loved it, you realise that we sometimes become slaves to these things.
We get so invested in people’s lives and in trying to impress other people that we forget to actualise our own full potential. I particularly struggle with snapchat , whether it’s testing out a new filter or constantly checking to see who has viewed my story! It’s hectic! It’s insane we are quick to snap our flashy lifestyle’s and over romanticized relationships on social media to gain street credit.
During my break I had time to reflect on my own life and engage with my thoughts. See every moment that I’d spend checking snap or Facebook was spent instead reflecting. I was able to deal with hurdles I’m facing currently in my life, I was able to refresh my life and spend more time planning and investing in my future!
I’d definitely recommend it! Live your best life for you! You’ll come to realise that those who truly care about you will find their way to you. Forget the people who assume you are okay based off your snapchat story (I’m guilty of this too) because your true friends will actually call you to check up on you. They will make plans to meet up with you if possible.
Do you not think that it’s crazy that some people will be the first to view you stories but will never ever send you a message or even comment on your posts? People are just out here creeping to see what you are up to.
On my return back to the gram , I realised that I had too many people on there who either i had never personally met or spoken too. I had people who I used to interact with years ago and people that cut me off a long time ago. I had inappropriate men that I knew sliding into my DMs and real friends that I hadn’t reached out too either.
So I began to cut them off, see not everyone needs to be involved in your personal ! Some people have negative vibes , they need to be cut off. Not everyone wishes you well! Some people are advocating for your downfall! Fagia wote!
Be careful about what you expose yourself too, if you indulge the lives of the massess you will miss out on your own.I challenge you to take a social media cleanse once in a while , it will surprise you how out of touch we get with our reality.