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Everyone Should Take A Break From Social Media

As useful as social media can be to keep up with what's going on in the world, it can also be a toxic thing to be addicted to. So everyone deserves a break away from it all.

Everyone Should Take A Break From Social Media

Last weekend I went on a camping trip with some friends, and I had basically no connection at all down there. I didn't absolutely need it, I don't think anybody really does, but it was always nice when I was bored to be able to pick up my phone and scroll through Instagram or Twitter to see what everyone was up to.

Social media has been a great way for me to keep up with what's going on in the news or in the world of my favorite celebrities, but especially keeping up with my friends back home while I am away at school.

But social media has also been huge in making me upset, either through seeing my friends having a good time while I am doing nothing but homework and working all semester.

Or just simply wishing I had the life that all of these people online had.

So getting away was actually much needed. I was able to hang out with my friends and focus on spending every minute with them, not worrying about what anyone else was doing. It felt so nice to not even have my phone on me half the time and feel like I had to constantly check for notifications.

When I did get back home and got a signal, it was crazy trying to catch up on everything that I missed that whole weekend. Area 51 memes were everywhere and I was so confused on some of the stuff that was trending, it reminded me of how out of the loop I am when I'm away from social media.

But I also was glad to reach the realization that I don't always need to be in the loop. It's good to know the news and current events, but it's also good to get away from every negative thing in the world and just focus on yourself and your mental health.

That's why I think everyone should, at some point, take a break from social media. Go relax. Care about yourself, and not everyone else's stories or Instagram posts that you're missing out on.

The world is so much bigger than technology and the internet. So get out there and enjoy it. You deserve it.

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