3 Major Signs That You *NEED* to Take a Digital Detox
"In case you missed it," there goes Twitter serving what has become your daily breakfast in bed.
Most of us are probably guilty of checking our phones first thing in the morning regardless of being half-awake. If someone entered your room and took away everything inside it, you will first know Katherine's tweets from an argument with her boyfriend last night; everything that happened at Michaela's birthday party from another island through her Instagram stories; and what half of your 1,500 friends are up to through your newsfeed before noticing that everything inside your room—except for your bed and your phone—is missing.
Being on the internet and engaging ourselves in social media isn't totally a bad thing. But just like everything else, we need to be responsible users and consider our limitations and see that there are a lot more things outside the internet that we should engage in and prioritize. How? Here are the three major signs:
- You fail to accomplish school/org work because you spend too much time on your social media accounts.
Sure, it's okay to check your social media accounts occasionally and be updated with your friends and whatever is happening on the internet, given that this also tells you about what's happening in your community or even in the world. But it would be better if you accomplish your necessary work first before lying down and scrolling through your accounts. Constantly refreshing your feed when it has nothing new and relevant to show just means you can now log out and do something more productive.
- During events or gatherings, you are always busy finding the perfect angle for your photos and videos that you end up missing the fun.
Capturing photos and videos of memorable events are your way of having constant reminders of how these days and certain people made you feel. But there are certain memories that are enough to be enjoyed especially when you are in the moment, without you holding your phone and missing the little things because you are busy with getting the perfect angle.
- You are more connected to the people on the internet than the actual people around you.
The internet has truly made it easy for us to reconnect with people who live miles away from us and even those we have never even known. However, spending too much time trying to connect with people that we find impossible to personally communicate with also somehow disconnected us from the actual people around us.
We find ourselves scrolling our phones most of the time that we forget to spend time with the people who live exactly in the same house as we do. When we get good news, do we tweet it first before even telling our loved ones? Exactly.
Taking a digital detox doesn't mean you need to take down all your social media accounts, never go online, and go live in a cave. It just means that you need to take a break from using social media and try to correct any of the three issues stated above that you have. We are in a modern world, there is nothing wrong in catching up with modernism as long as you don't get all caught up.
How long do you think you'd last on a digital detox? Give it a try and tell us how it goes!
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Here's my two cents on the letter, call for help of our medical frontliners. Let’s hear what our healthcare workers have to say and try to understand it from their point of view, they have every right to criticize how this medical crisis is being handled by the government... after all, they're the experts on the topic. Though we see the frontliners as heroes in our eyes, the lack of concrete plans from the government to combat COVID-19 makes them feel otherwise. Healthcare workers are already starting to voice out how they feel as though they are being sacrificed as they follow through their sworn oath. We wouldn’t send our soldiers to war unarmed and without a concrete plan; the same should be expected for our frontliners. How can we send them to battle without proper gear? Why is there still a debate on whether mass testing is needed or not when the experts on that field continuously insist its importance in flattening the curve? Why is this still not the priority when it’s literally our lives on the line? It’s not like the medical experts demanding for mass testing are just stating their opinion about this mindlessly, they studied this laboriously. Make them feel heard so that all the sacrifices that they’re doing and all the deaths of their colleagues are not in vain. More than the words of praises, what our medical professionals truly need right now is TANGIBLE support. Here is to hoping they get that soon. @errren.22
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Here is a photograph taken yesterday from the photo shoot I did in our house. ? I really love dressing up and being dolled up, it makes me feel great and confident of who I am ?
I was actually hesitant to post these pictures of mine. My sister eveb asked me to change my Facebook Profile Picture and it took me hours to decide if I should. But, I realized that this is me, the real me. I should be confident of my body and of who I really am.
At the end of the day, I dress up not for other people but for myself ? To all the ladies out there and even gentlemen who are taking a second to think if they should post their pictures, worried about what will others say their body, remember that we just need to be just ourselves. Be confident and let us support each other ? Let us be friends! IG: @romynaaaaaaa_
They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted?
I have forgotten when was the last time we shared a smile - the last time when I saw the glow in your eyes and the last time when you whispered an I love you to me. I have forgotten when, but here I am - writing to you again.
I do not know if you will read this or you will just add this one to my proses and poems that you left unread, but you see, I am still hoping. I am mailing the pain of us to the gods out there - hoping they can take the pain away. I should have gotten over you, but instead of forgetting and accepting our ending, I am writing about us in tissue sheets, carving about us on trees, telling about us on the back of my journals, hoping that a thousand or a million write ups about us, can make me forget about what happened.
I am writing, waiting for the point where I can no longer write anymore, for I have none to tell - but when? I have nothing in me anymore, but the memories of us - and no matter how hard I try put those to its own grave, the memories grow back like lilies in the swamp - painful and beautiful at the same time.
No matter how hard I try to silence those and put it at the back of my mind, those ring back, playing like the favorite song we used to listen. They say heartbreaks turn into poetry and that is what happening to us - but poetry should be dulcet and dreamy, why does ours sound like pain and agony? They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted? Darling, I guess not.