Before starting to write like someone possessed I wanted Look up the definition of the word -Disconnect- and so Compare it to how I feel right now after stopping Instagram. My life without Instagram and other sensations to stop using this social network. But first we go with the definition.
Of all the definitions this is my favorite:
Disconnect ~ Interrupt the communication or relationship between two or more things (devices, systems, etc.) that are in contact.
What is clear is that I am disconnected from a system, from an application that has the false promise to connect, I haven't connected with anyone for a long time (personally speaking, go). I am disconnected from a system but not from people.
That's right, I don't feel disconnected from people, quite the opposite, now I feel a deeper connection with the people close to me. A different connection with my partner, with myself.
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Leave Instagram and other emotions
However, I feel that putting that distraction aside It has discovered a new hole for me that I have to work on: emotions that I used to try to hide/amuse by scrolling.
Since I don't use Instagram I see life as it is: imperfect and full of nuances. Nothing of the perfect filter. And I like that.
Now I spend more time doing things I like and although I'm not at my best emotional moment I think detach myself personally of the networks, and especially from Instagram, It will help me discover this feeling and put a solution to it.
Also, I think having applied a bit of digital minimalism to my attachment to social networks helped me in the process.
In the past you were what you had. Now you are what you appear to be.
Leaving Instagram has taken away a stone that I never thought I had., the need to see what others were doing, being active on the blog profile, uploading photos and having a text on top of that that I often didn't feel like writing.
Now my Instagram will be strictly professional and oriented to my personal project: my craft shop.
I'll try not to wear too many shoulds and I'll try to show what I do with my hands without too many claims to upload a story every day, a post with super cool text, anyway. I do not want to lose the essence of being different by doing the same as others.
And regarding that, Leaving Instagram has made me realize how homogeneous society is becoming: we go to the same vacation spots, take the same photos, wear the same clothes. Where is the essence of the different? In order.
Right now I'm in the living room of my house, writing this post from mobile, It's dawn and the sky looks beautiful. I could upload a photo but I don't want to spoil the moment, Right now I just want to be with my coffee until it's daylight and it's time to go to work.
It's that simple: No rush & no Instagram.
𝙶𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚜 𝚙𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚎𝚎𝚛 ♡ 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝚢𝚘𝚞
2 comments on “Disconnected. My life after Instagram”
Thank you Anny for telling us in this post how you lived it, it is a beautiful example, which inspires us to take the initiative to give more interest to our real life and release life from the networks.
Thanks a lot, precious. Social networks are very useful tools, but if we don't know how to use them properly, they can be harmful to our mental health. To live in the present ✨ consciously.
Thanks for reading 🙂