It's almost 1 AM and the day finally feels like it has come to a halt. I've found myself more excited, more anxious, and definitely more confused than ever before. I'm sure that'll show through a bit in the disrupted, choppy flow of this post. Instead of counting down the days until graduation, I find myself wanting to scoot back in time a little bit. That goes without saying, though, I'm sure; I don't think any college student ever feels "ready" to graduate. It's just a very interesting time, ha.
This post explains everything I've ever felt about social media. I'm becoming more and more detached from it all. It's a weird feeling, being so connected but feeling disconnected.
For me, the first outlet to go was Twitter- the platform I never fully understood, where people post their clever thoughts I could rarely imagine them actually saying (guilty). I deleted mine for good and created one solely to follow creatives. Next was Facebook- the once fun, photo-filled social network that turned political and word vomity real quick. And most recently, I found myself abusing Instagram. With every "hold on I need to Instagram this" moment, I became more detached from the experience itself, with only a small square image to refer back to for the memory. Thankfully, my relationship with Instagram was quickly salvaged by keeping two things in mind. 1. Never stop in a moment if it isn't natural 2. Instagram doesn't have to be instant. Snap the photo, enjoy the moment, and upload/reflect later.
As Kate says in her post linked above, social media isn't the problem, it's how you use it.
What are your thoughts on social media? Do you find yourself misusing it? How does filling our minds with useless information affect our mental health?