Look Up From Your Phone

This week I decided to delete all my social media off of my phone. Every app (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook) the whole nine yards no longer exists on my phone now and it’s been quite the refresh. 

As of 2017, daily social media usage of global internet users amounted to 135 minutes per day, up from 126 daily minutes in the previous year.
— statista.com

Now, many people have done this before myself included where we want to go on a “Social Media Fast”. But this time is different. Working so much my free time is limited so let’s just say whatever free time I do have I find it very valuable to myself and try my best to use it up in a productive way. My passions, hobbies, projects all take up time like most do. The problem here is coming to the realization of how much we spend time looking at a screen in our hands rather than looking up at the real world. I’m not hating on the social media world, I think it can be very beneficial and resourceful for those who use it as such but if we’re being completely honest most don’t.

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I found myself subconsciously comparing my life to others, counting the videos I would watch as “productive” when really I was just wasting my time with empty fulfillment. Social media was taking time from God and my Faith away from me, my passions were taking a spot on the back burner, all of these hints I was neglecting without even realizing it. 

So needless to say I’ve been waking up early, starting my day WITHOUT social media which is a beautiful thing when you can wake up and not immediately check your phone. I still use social media, just when I want to post or maybe check messages and such I re-download the apps. They don’t exist on my phone, the social media fast has been insanely clearing for my mentality and mind. So I encourage you to restore your thoughts and actions, and to “Look Up” at the real world.

 

You won’t be disappointed

Nathanael Grant

Content Creator. Entrepreneur. Investor.