5 Benefits Of Taking A Break From Social Media
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

5 Benefits Of Taking A Break From Social Media

What the benefits are from putting down the phone.

371
5 Benefits Of Taking A Break From Social Media
Odyssey

Social media runs the world nowadays, and everything people do is on a phone. Sometimes the best thing to do is take a break. Deleting social media apps, and staying off the phone more is a great mental break! There are some great benefits from taking a break and here are a few of them!

1. Longer phone battery

Staying off the phone more makes your phone battery last a lot longer. So you don't have to charge your phone multiple times during the day. And if you have last minute errands, you don't have to worry about it dying.

2. Spend time doing other things

Taking time away from your phone, you can go and spend time doing other things. Find a new hobby, go to the gym or clean. There are so many things that could be done instead of being on your phone on social media. I have personally gotten a lot of errands done and it has saved me more time to relax and do nothing on some days.

3. More family time

This time away from a screen can leave you with a lot of more free time. You can use this time to spend it with family. Including if you are leaving for school in the fall, or if a sibling is leaving, spend more time with them. Parents would most likely be pretty happy to spend more time with you!

4. Catch up with friends

With this extra time, you can spend more time with friends. Catch up with an old friend or go out and meet new people. This is a great way to spend less time on a phone and looking at a screen and do more things with people. This is better if you know all of your friends are going to different schools or moving. Just a simple text could change everyone's day.

5. Go outdoors

It may be hot out, but going outside more is fun with people. Get some friends and go swimming, or even go hiking and find new places to adventure (while staying on public property). There is so much to do in the summer with water. Hit up the lake, pool or even go to a water park for a day. Not everything will be free, but you can always save up money over time and plan a day.

Staying off social media means you do miss some celebrity gossip and news. But the benefits of staying off for as long as you want can give you a mental break. Personally, I have been off social media for more than a week and will continue to stay off until I want to go back on.

This experiment has opened many doors for me, mentally and actually. I recommend even just starting small if it's staying off your phone for an hour a day. You will realize how much there is to do and see after you put down the phone.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

42868
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

116890
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments