The Importance Of Social Media Detoxing

The Importance Of Social Media Detoxing

Take a step back from social media

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Every day we wake up and scroll through social media like it's the morning paper. We flip back and forth from Instagram to Twitter to Facebook to VSCO throughout the day, liking pictures and many times comparing ourselves. We lose out on real-life moments to hide behind our phones and we try to make our lives seem so much better over social media than we feel they are in real life. We become so obsessed with our image online that we forget about the world around us. If you feel like you couldn't go without your phone for a day, I would encourage you to do a social media detox.

To start off your detox, I would encourage you to go through your social media itself. Start off by unfollowing people that you compare yourself to constant, people you don't know, or anything that posts content that makes you feel like less. Delete pictures you don't like, tweets that you aren't fond of, and more. Take off anything a future employer or your future yourself would question. Clean it all up. If you want, you can completely delete it and start anew, but just be prepared for that clean of a start and make sure that is genuinely what you want.

Then, start limiting your time. Spending so much time on your phone is almost the equivalent to having an addition, so start by slowing down your time. There is now a feature on iPhones that allows you to limit your time on each app on your phone. You set the amount of time you want to spend on it each day, and once you hit that limit you are locked out of the app until the next day. Maybe go down to an hour over the course of the day spent scrolling through social media. You can even limit yourself to the time of day you get on so that you aren't getting on right before bed.

Then try to log out of your accounts. You can even delete the app and redownload it later. You then won't be able to face the temptation of even getting on the app at all. Try to fill your day with other things. Be more productive. Get ahead on school work. Focus on things you would like to change about yourself. Pick up a hobby. Drop a bad habit. Learn an instrument. Become a fitness guru. Write stories or articles.

A lot of times a negative side effect of social media is comparing ourselves and feeling worse about ourselves. Kick that habit as well and don't pick up social media until you are happy with you and your life off screen. Work out until you love your body. Do face masks until your skin is flawless. Write something you like about yourself down every day. End your day by thinking of five positive things that happened so you're focusing on positive things. Read some good books about self-love. Practice self-love. Tell yourself you're confident until you actually believe it. Learn photography so you can take better pictures.

Once enough time has passed and you're happy with who you are and your life off screen, redownload the apps. Maybe you won't even want to. Maybe you will and just don't get on it as often. Maybe nothing changes and as soon as you get back on you develop the same poor habits. If you do, just make a mental note and try again another time. However, I think it's important to unplug for a little bit and enjoy life off of social media. Take a social media detox and feel the negativity leave your body. It's truly rewarding.

For me, a social media detox was much needed. I found that I was spending too much time on social media and not enough time actually interacting with the world around me. Clearing out followers and tweets will not only benefit me in the future when I decide to look for a career and they search through my social media, but also for myself in the long run so I am not constantly comparing myself like before. It helped me to focus on other things and helped me to become much more productive in the day. I no longer rely on social media to get me out of awkward social situations, but learned instead to embrace the awkward and make something out of it. I am better at conversations, embracing awkward scenarios and making them good, and just being happy with who I am and those around me. I encourage anyone to try it out, even if it is just for the day one day.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    6 Podcasts That Will Make Any Road Trip Better

    From thrillers to comedy, these podcasts will be sure to make the time pass faster.

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    Ahhh, who doesn't love a good road trip? Well, after having to constantly make the hike from New Jersey to Tallahassee, and back again, I could only start to think about what could possibly make time move faster. Don't get me wrong, music does the job almost 100% of the time, but if you're doing this trip with a parent, they might only be able to handle so much rap or house music. While doing this long trek from our beloved FSU back home this summer, I decided to spare my mom the aggravation of some of my music and put on a few different podcasts. I swear to you, it made time go by so much quicker.

    If you don't believe me, I dare you to try it. Here are 10 Podcasts that are a must to listen to:

    1. "Crime Junkies"

    The title of this podcast kind of gives away what this one is about. This podcast is filled with episodes that explain and analyze crimes such as murders, kidnappings, and missing person cases. Each episode is between 30 minutes to an hour and trust me, once you start listening, you are locked in.

    2. "Congratulations with Chris D'elia"

    If you don't know who Chris D'elia is, then you are truly missing out. Chris D'elia has been my favorite comedian since my freshman year of college when my friend showed me his impression of drunk girls. Since then, that man has my heart. In his podcast, you are guaranteed a laugh. Every episode he just talks about what's on his mind, whether it's about current events and news or just things that pop into his head, you will hear it on here.

    3. "Call Her Daddy"

    Attention: this is not a podcast you want to listen to in the car with your parents. I'm telling you, it will be super uncomfortable, just don't. This podcast is brought to you by the one and only Barstool Sports. This honestly has to be my favorite podcast I have found. These two girls, Alex and Sofia, talk about everything people our age are scared to talk about. And they do it in the most honest and unapologetic way. These girls tackle topics like sex and things like "thirst traps" that will surely teach you a thing or two.

    4. "Over My Dead Body"

    For all you crime fanatics, here is another one for you. This podcast is a little different from the other ones I have mentioned because these episodes all correspond with each other. Based on a story from right here in Tallahassee, this podcast is telling the story of a couple in the area. Without giving away any details, let's just say that things get hectic and the twists and turns of this crime leave you on the edge of your seat.

    5. "The Killer Thorn of Gypsy Rose"

    I just had to throw this one in here. With the documentary out and the hit series on Hulu, "The Act," I could only recommend to you all another way you can hear the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard. This podcast is done by Dr. Phil and concludes with his interview with Gypsy herself. Whether you have been following the story or are just hearing about it, this podcast gives another outlet to learn the ins and outs of the case and what can be concluded about the participants involved.

    6. "3 Girls, 1 Keith"

    For all you Spotify listeners, this one is exclusive to you. This podcast is by none other than Amy Schumer. She and her two friends go off about everything and anything. This podcast will be sure to have you wishing you were sitting there with them, instead of sitting in that car for 16 hours. Morals go out the window when this podcast starts, and I'm sure you will keep wanting more.

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