I wanna see for myself if I’m happier when I force myself to not use social media for a week. Read how I have planned it and join me in this experiment!
Since I published some of the findings of my master thesis – suggesting that we’re better off without social media – I wanted to write about the real-life effects of not being connected 24/7. I just couldn’t get myself to do it yet. But now my phone is giving up on me as the battery is damaged. It’s been degraded to a landline as I can only use it for ten minutes unplugged. My phone mixes the technology of a personal computer with the battery power of an old Tamagotchi, so this is the perfect time!
I don’t want to do this alone (I will… but I don’t want to!). I wanna motivate other people, especially bloggers, to join me and write about it. If you read this and feel like you’re not gonna die when fasting on photos of Avocado bread, why don’t you join me?
Here is how I have planned to do it, but honestly, I don’t care how strict you are with yourself:
- Do not use social media (d’uh!), especially Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat
- Still use WhatsApp and Youtube because we’re not cave animals
- Every day I will be online for 5-10 minutes as I sometimes receive business opportunities online I should see in time
- Use dating apps as little as possible
- Write about the process!
Let’s find out together if we’re happier using social media less! My time frame is March 5th to March 11th but you can do it whenever and it doesn’t have to be a whole week! I’m looking forward to hearing from you – please tag/link me in any related posts 🙂