Being Away from Social Media (Day 3: The Reason)

I promised myself after my 25th birthday, I have to start reducing my activity in social media. So today is the 3rd day of my fasting, and with this post (and some future posts) will talk about how is it like doing fasting of Social Media 😛

Background Story

I did a lot activities on my Facebook page, especially when I want to express myself about recent issues. I also got news from Facebook instead of newspaper or websites. I expressed my opinion on my Facebook wall, did discussion with friends regarding certain issues in their comment box, and shout to annoying Facebook people directly. Other than Facebook, I also used Path to share some activities, especially my travelling-selfie.

I started realizing that I was too much exposed by those social media when many of my friends told me that I was always on the top of Facebook news feed. Although they were rarely “like” or comment my Facebook activities, they knew my activities, opinions, and even rant about something. In the end, I decided that I have to end this unhealthy exposure by deactivate some social media accounts that I was extensively using.

I think social media has made me too boastful. It made me care too much on my image, increase my self-esteem to unhealthy level, and too distracting. Spending more time for something more productive will bring more good to me in the future.

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