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Social media hiatus

This past weekend I started my hiatus from social media website yelp. This hiatus will give me the chance to take a break from reviewing businesses, taking pictures of businesses and also checking in to many businesses that I regularly visit. I utilize yelp just as much as someone utilizes Facebook, so the break will be ever so refreshing. During this break I do plan to put together short drafts and continue to take pictures of the businesses that I visit, however I do not plan to submit anything on the website until I return in a few weeks. In the meantime, I have removed the application off of my phone, so that I will not get that urge to do those things that I’m so use to doing. I hope to incorporate this on a monthly basis by at least taking a week off from certain social media sites that consume my life regularly like yelp. Second to yelp, I would have to say that Twitter would be next on that list, but then again Twitter is one of my main sources for news going on in the world.

https://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=qdY_Tk-SzYUQk8S2-7nMAw

In my opinion we all need a break from social media nowadays because it consumes our lives in many different aspects. Most people that I know use it as their number one means to keep in touch with anyone versus a simple phone call. ย It is almost as though if you do not utilize social media then you are pretty much obsolete. ย Crazy how social media has become the number one means to communicate with anyone in particular. I never would have seen that the first day that I logged on to America Online with its old school dial-up access internet.

Social media has similar demands with our daily life responsibilities, such as the deadline to pay bills; making it to work on time, or submitting that homework assignment in time, so that you do not receive a ‘0’. Being in a social media world you feel that obligation to keep in touch and respond to your friends and loved ones in a timely manner, which brings similar stress to having to meet that obligated deadline.

https://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=qdY_Tk-SzYUQk8S2-7nMAw

Do you believe that is important to take breaks from social media nowadays?

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Written by Thomas Gouard

Im a military veteran; a full-time college student, and a fitness addict. Fueled by inspiration; God's word; endorphins and laughter!

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    • I consider it social media because I do connect and communicate with others on it. I’m always on it reviewing, posting pictures, checking in, creating businesses, and also communicating. I use it just as much as someone uses a Facebook page

  1. Totally agree! I practice social media break when I feel I’m fed up!!! I cannot plan my social media hiatus, it’s mostly about my inner feeling. Besides when I have more events and tasks in reality I rarer visit my accounts. I avoid looking through news feed and ads on a relular basis in my social media. Healthy time outs are important! Remarkably, when I do not log in for app.10 days, people start to think that a have a trip somewhere! It’s another problem because later I have to explain that I had no trip at all!!!!

    • I use to take weekly breaks from Facebook back when I used it regularly. Once I deleted it for good, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders because of the stress that came with it. What frustrated users with my Facebook breaks were that they’d have a question about something in particular during my absence. They would look me up to find that I was gone temporary

    • Thank you for responding to my question. Definitely well appreciated. I remember getting totally stressed about Facebook when I used it. Once I deleted it, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders.

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