So, while I was doing some researchin’ and readin’ for my previous post…I came across a Forbe’s article that  highlighted 3 reasons you should quit social mediaThis caught my attention. Contributor, J. Maureen Henderson, lists these 3 reasons for disconnecting yourself from that darn pesky, addictive social media web:

1. It harms your self-esteem

        comparing peers from various networking sites

2. You’re blood pressure will thank you

bragging, irritability, petty discourse

3. Online is no substitute for offline

missing out on important life events/moments while trying to ‘capture’ the moment

This got me thinking about how much time I spend on social media websites and what I shouldwouldcould do instead of sitting and clicking and tapping and scrolling and pinching and typing and browsing. I wanted to create a list of three things that I have been wanting to do recently, but…surprise surprise have not found the time just yet.

2. Go to parks with my favorite pup and friend...for exercise and for escape from they city...the traffic...the work....

2. Go to parks with my favorite pup and friend…for exercise and for escape from they city…the traffic…the work… Image uploaded by user.

Re-learn/Re-teach myself how to play the violin.

1. Re-learn/Re-teach myself how to play the violin. Photography by Emily McCall.

3. Being able to visit and get to know my nephew, who is only one hour away...but who feels like he is 5 hours away!

3. Being able to visit and get to know my nephew, who is only one hour away…but who feels like he is 5 hours away! Image uploaded by user

Now, if I had to provide three reasons of why I, personally, believe quitting social media (if only for a period of time…or cutting back, in a sense) could be good/beneficial…I would say these 3 things: 1. It is time consuming and can easily distract from school, family, friends, self-care, or a book!; 2. Mindset shifts: sometimes I feel myself being pulled into this superficial world and my mind fills with too many insignificant things; 3. It is tiring! Seriously…it requires a lot of effort!!

Now, I challenge you. 3 things you could do instead. and 3 reasons to ‘quit’.