Quitting Social Media

Quitting Social Media

Most of you who know me are aware that I was quite active on Instagram and Facebook. I joined these platforms almost as soon as they launched—Facebook in 2004 and Instagram in 2010. but I decided to Quitting Social Media

Instagram, at the beginning, was like a public photo gallery where you could share moments with friends. There were no stories, no highlights, just a simple feed of photos. But over time, it transformed into a more addictive app. First, they introduced stories, then story highlights, and eventually, the Explore section. The final nail in the coffin for me was the introduction of Reels—a massive time killer!

For many years, I insisted on using these apps to communicate with my real friends, keeping up with their updates and sharing mine. However, it became increasingly apparent that I was getting drowned in a black hole of useless information. The feed was full of rubbish content, and I couldn’t keep track of my friends’ updates anymore. The same thing happened to my friends. Instead of creating valuable content, people focused on short, sensational content that attracted more views and likes.

The number of ads also increased to the point where it became difficult to distinguish between genuine posts and advertisements. This endless stream of distractions took a toll on my focus and patience for reading or watching useful content. My attention span shrank, and my habit of reading books suffered immensely.

I reached a point where I had to make a change. I realized that social media was no longer serving its original purpose for me. Instead of enhancing my connections, it was diminishing the quality of my time and focus.

So, I decided to quit!

quitting social media

It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was an overnight change. Initially. as days turned into weeks, I began to notice the positive effects. I had more time for things that truly mattered to me—reading books, engaging in meaningful conversations, and focusing on my projects.

I regained my ability to concentrate for extended periods, and my patience improved. I no longer felt the compulsive need to check my phone every few minutes. Instead, I started to live more in the moment, appreciating the here and now.

Quitting social media was one of the best decisions I’ve made. It allowed me to reclaim my time and mental space, and it reminded me of the importance of real, meaningful interactions. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of information and the pressure to stay updated, I encourage you to take a step back and evaluate your relationship with social media. It might be the change you need to refocus and regain control over your life.

Ok, it is too soon to judge it properly, but I feel lots of changes in my productivity already. I will try my best to keep my distance from them also in the future. Let’s see how I can manage it properly.

P.S. You can always find my latest updates here anyway! and I will try to post more blog posts!