Alright I’ve been thinking of myself lately and I realize that I’ve grown more addicted to the notifications – WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress or SoundCloud.
I find myself swiping down from the top of my screen, see there’s nothing new, and swipe up the notification tab with :( face. Many times a day.
The more I look at it, I realize I’m often not completely present. I’m still tied with the joy of a like or a retweet on a post. I like inbound texts. So pretty much it, social media has become a source for a larger portion of expectations for me.
The wise say expectations are cause of the discontent in lives.
And not just that, I’m worried on what social media is as such. (Generally it is) A platform for most of us to show off, by filtering (or even faking), to feel good about ourselves.
Do I (or you) really need that?
And how many people who ‘hearts’ our Facebook posts show up at our front doors when we really need them?
You get the picture.
So I really wish to take a step out, from the social sites a bit, nourish the real friends in life and appreciate the real world around more, and make the social sites mainly an outlet for creativity. And not be bothered by notifications.
But yeah I’ll still be chatting with you ;)
I guess you get the point I was making. I want to filter my activities a bit more, shift my mindset on responses and inbound texts, to appreciate the more meaningful things we have got around.
Less screen time, more life.