How to Disconnect?

Hey there readers!

So Vicky’s last post talked about why she decided to “disconnect” from social media and I guess in a larger sense, her phone. I did the same thing for much of the same reason. So I thought I would share how you can disconnect.

1. Start with your social media

Delete your Facebook!

Delete your Facebook!

I kissed my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts good-bye. I deleted as opposed to deactivating, so I wouldn’t be tempted to log in again. I never had a Tumblr or Pinterest so those weren’t an issue. I kept my Snapchat and LinkedIn. I barely use LinkedIn so it might as well not exist for me so basically, I was left with Snapchat.

2. Texting is the devil
I remember when a friend called me and I let it go to voicemail because I thought it was a butt-dial. Later I realized it was because people don’t call each other anymore. Why call when you can text and just avoid the potential awkward silence on the phone. Texting is fine in moderation. If you find yourself constantly messaging group chats and friends, do yourself a favor and dial it down. In my case if I need to focus on something (usually the nightmare that is school), I put my phone on airplane mode.


3. Do something

The number of emergency room patients who got hurt while walking and talking or texting on their cell phone more than doubled from 2005 to 2010

I think most people fail to realize that the big thing with “disconnecting” yourself from technology is remembering to do something else. Take a class or Read a book or Go to the gym or Write a letter. The possibilities are endless! My two favorite things to do are play tennis and then enjoy some fro-yo from Pinkberry. The world is at your disposal. Take advantage of it.

I know technology has brought us a lot of great things. It’s so much easier to keep in touch with people and plan trips you’ll never be able to afford (just kidding), but like with everything else, technology is best in moderation. So until next time friends!

-Ashe

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