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Take a break from the networks. Two weeks without Instagram

Hello, my name is Anny, I am 24 years old and I have been using Instagram since I was 18 years old. I am not a digital native so I know what it is like to live without social networks. For some time now I have been thinking about stopping using Instagram. And here I write a few reasons which led me to press the button - deactivate account -.

Two Weeks Without Instagram

I miss sitting and watching a sunset without having to capture it in the moment with a mobile phone, I miss getting bored and looking for a creative way to fix it. I know what it's like to live without networks and that's why I wanted to rest from them.

A week without social networks. Let's talk Instagram.

I have decided to leave Instagram for a while, since it is the one that distracts me the most. At first my goal was a few weeks but given how good I feel now I don't think I'll have them again.

This post is not against social networks, since nobody forces us to use them. After deactivating my Instagram (both personal and blog) I feel more productive, more present, less distracted and consequently happier with my routines and the way I use my time.

I think that I cannot compete with an application that is made by the best professionals in psychological behavior and marketing, which is why it is so difficult for us to contain the temptation to continuously scroll. They win and I want to get off the donkey.

I get off from the world of likes and social validation through a screen, comments and followers. I get off Instagram and its vicious circle.

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My main reason for leaving Instagram is the tiredness of see the same movie over and over again: perfect lives, perfect trips, perfect couples and the perfect annoying feed, and I say that I am tired because that does not exist.

I feel that Instagram (above all) is idealizing the way we relate to the world, it is reducing humanity to everyday things, what should be imperfect is turning it (or so some try) into something perfect, without soul.

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I have to admit that I have never particularly liked this social network very much and, do you know why? Because it seems that it is created to generate personal dissatisfaction, I see it as a great showcase where we expose our “perfect” lives as if it were a candy store. I don't want that for me. As I also don't want my head to start perfecting what shouldn't be perfect for a moment.

I don't want to idealize motherhood, the idea of ​​having a business, I don't want to.

The question is that I can continue using Instagram and learn to manage it but I have not been able, I have tried to turn it around and enjoy the time on this platform but I see her superficial and therefore I will continue a few more weeks without them until I decide if I want to return.

Eye that there are so many good/inspiring/things i see on instagramHowever, right now it is much more worth not having it and for me this balance is more than enough to do without this platform, at least with regard to this blog and my personal profile.

Small advantages of living without Instagram

At the moment these are the and advantages that is leaving me stop using Instagram.

  • More free time.
  • More space for what I really like.
  • No need to capture certain moments with a camera.
  • Appreciate the little moments.
  • To be so comfortable that you do not want to return….

NOTE: This is not a post against Instagram or social networks, it is a post about what I feel and think about them.

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