There are a number of reasons why deleting social media may be a good idea. It can be addictive and distracting. It can also be a waste of time. It can be harmful to our mental health. Also, it can make us compare ourselves to others.

More free time for you

Now that you have deleted your social media apps, you have more free time to do something productive. We all waste endless hours scrolling through our Instagram feeds, and while watching cute videos of animals may be enjoyable, is it really worth our time?

It can be easy to waste time by getting sucked into a black hole of posts from people you have never met, but there are ways to make the most of your free time. Instead of scrolling through Facebook, try out some of these apps that can help you get more done. Whether you want to learn a new skill or just relax, there’s an app for that.

Being present

Being present is a lost art. It seems like nowadays, people are more interested in what their favourite reality TV star had for breakfast than in what is happening around them. Relationships have all become internet-based. People are so consumed by social media that they no longer pay attention to the people around them. It's rare to see people having a conversation without the interference of technology.

Technology has made it so easy to be connected to people all over the world, but it has also made it difficult to be present at the moment. The next time you're with friends or family, put away your phone and really focus on the conversation. You might be surprised at how much more you enjoy your time together.

Living through a phone screen takes the fun out of real social situations. It's so much easier to just see what someone is up to on Snapchat or Facebook instead of talking to them in person. You miss out on all of the nuances and subtleties that come with conversation when you're just relying on a screen.

Likes Don’t Matter

It’s strange how we get validation from people who we don’t even know, and it’s even stranger that we care so much about what they think. We put our lives on display for the world to see, and we crave the attention that comes with it. In a way, it’s like we’re screaming for help, for someone to acknowledge us.

But the thing is, likes don’t matter. They’re just numbers on a screen, and they don’t define who you are as a person. So what if you only got 10 likes on that photo? It doesn’t make you any less special. Stop chasing the likes and start living your life for yourself. Do things that make you happy, and don’t worry about what other people think. At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters.

Let’s face it: we’re all addicted to the little heart notifications we get when someone likes our photo. It’s a quick hit of dopamine that tells our brain, “Hey, you’re doing something right! Keep it up!” But this is a dangerous game to play. Because the more we rely on these likes for validation, the more we put our self-worth on the line. And when our self-worth is contingent upon something as unstable as social media, we set ourselves up for a world of hurt.


Over the last few years, Instagram has bred a new species of perfectly tanned, tiny-waisted, flawless girls. The so-called "Instagram models." Amongst the kittens and the brochure-worthy beach pictures, these girls have crept their way into Explore pages across the globe.

These models have perfected the art of self-promotion, and they use Instagram as their platform to share their meticulously curated lives. Every picture is staged, every angle is considered, and every caption is carefully crafted. The end result is an unattainable level of perfection that leaves girls across the world feeling inferior.

These girls are living in a world of smoke and mirrors, and they're perpetuating an unrealistic standard of beauty. The problem is that girls who are scrolling through their Explore page don't know that. All they see is perfection, and it's having a detrimental effect on their self-esteem.

A study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health found that Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform when it comes to mental health. The study surveyed 1,479 people between the ages of 14 and 24, and it found that Instagram promotes feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and depression.

It is really important to remember that social media posts are not a true representation of someone's life. Most of what you see on Instagram or other social media platforms is not real. People often compare themselves to others based on the posts they see, but it's important to remember that these posts usually only show a small snapshot of someone's life. Don't compare your own life to what you see on social media, as it's likely that the pictures and posts are not an accurate representation of reality.

A new view of the world

Social media is a powerful tool for sharing information and connecting with people around the world. It can also be a great way to get your opinion out there and start a discussion. However, it's important to remember that not everything you see on social media is true. Just because you saw it on Facebook doesn't mean it's gospel!

Twitter has become a breeding ground for political debate. It can often be difficult to find helpful material that provides solely information, without being tainted by opinion. This is because social media posts are not objective. We are receptacles to hundreds of other people’s opinions, and we rarely take the time to form our own.

Without social media, it becomes so much easier to gain knowledge of the world around you and understand it in the way you want to, without having the voices of 17 of your old classmates’ opinions forced upon you.

Disconnect now

If you're not ready to go cold turkey and delete everything at once, try one day at a time. See how much more you can get done without checking your Instagram feed every five minutes. Make a promise to yourself not to look at Instagram until all of your responsibilities are completed.

Dedicate 20 minutes each day to the internet and restrict yourself to that. Instead of sending a Snapchat with your face in a funny filter, start a real-life discussion with someone. It will show you how much better your life can be without it.

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