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Taking a break from social media

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Last week I tried to stay away from all social media.

I deactivated my Facebook, uninstalled my Twitter app and even stayed off of Tumblr.

Let’s just say it was a very long week.

It started out okay, I got that new me kind of feeling you get on new years.

I had the mentality that now, with no social media, I could actually get my homework done on time or I could go outside and discover what being active is.

But that’s not what ended up happening.

Turns out, that even with no social media I can somehow still find it in me to not do my homework until the very last minute.

On day one, everything was going all right. I had survived the first night.

Day two, I started getting a little anxious and temptation started to creep in.

Day three, I started to get some withdrawals. Not checking my social media was starting to become a struggle.

Day four, I didn’t know what to do with my time. Thank God for Netflix.

Final day, I was going crazy. What were people doing? Did anything major happen? Was anybody trying to find me?

I thought going five days without any social media would be easy. I didn’t realize how much I used it until last week.

One could say that I was probably addicted.

I hope that the next time I decide to take a break from social media I actually get things done instead of finding other things that help me procrastinate.

But for now I failed.

Daisy Dardon can be reached at [email protected] or @daisydardon on Twitter.

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