Happiness and Unplugging from Social Media

Some may have been deterred from reading this post based on the title alone. Social media is a big part of the lives of many and part of their daily routine. For example, some may start scrolling through their Instagram feed while waiting in line at Starbucks for their order or while brushing their teeth every morning. Often, we get sucked into the world of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, etc. In those moments we fail to recognize missed opportunities, such as connecting with others in-person. Instead we become wrapped up in comparing ourselves to others or become consumed with the feeling of being left out. This week we are not asking you to delete all social media accounts, rather challenging you to identify your social media usage pattern and replacing social media time with something different (e.g., observing your surroundings, calling a loved one, or reading a book).