Yesterday, I was hardly on social media at all (and hadn’t been for a couple of days). Instead, I read, napped, ran, cleaned, hung out with the kids, watched tv with Dave, etc. I was in a great mood, despite the fact that I was feeling poorly. I started thinking about stuff I want to do: like sign up for a painting class, get back to knitting, shredding (30DS), thrifting, hiking, etc.
Today, I checked out Facebook and scrolled Tumblr and I’m in a much worse mood. I’m feeling blah and vaguely annoyed, though I can’t even articulate why. I’m wondering if I should deactivate my Facebook account for a while and also limit my Tumblr consumption. Maybe even unfollow some people. I follow too many people. It’s hard to keep up. It begins to feel like a chore. On top of that, then I see things about people whom I normally like that makes me not like them and then I’m conflicted and just ugh…this is unnecessary stress. I have way more important things to be worrying about.
When I limit myself to certain blogs, Instagram, and my own blogging, things feel much more positive. I don’t want to be one of those people who stick my head in the sand, but I also don’t see the point of beating myself over the head with nonsense. Social media nowadays is a deluge of “The world is coming to an end” versus “Stop being a whiny little bitch.” Opinions are like assholes: everyone has one. That doesn’t mean that I want and/or need to see/hear yours all the fucking time.
So yeah…I think I may be done with social media for a while. I need more positivity in my life.