Delete Your Instagram Right Now!

About 5 years ago i was living in Atlanta, i was working as a retail sales associate, i was living with my sister and some girl, in an apartment. We lived together for about a year and then my sister moved back to New York, then after, this girl i was dating and i moved in to another apartment by ourselves, i was working a lot and paying almost all the bills, i got sick of living paycheck to paycheck. So like anyone in their right mind would do, i jumped on my computer and started RESEARCHING!

I began to read a lot about, the economy, politics, the stock market, Gold & silver, businesses etc... this led me to invest a little bit in the stock market, gold & silver as well... and although i really didn't make any money, in fact i lost about 200$ in total, all of this research led me to a ton of great sources. These sources provided great advice, whether daily articles to read about money saving tips or youtube videos about self improvement, i found myself investing more time in myself to make myself a better person. 

One source however stuck out better than most, i can't remember the guys name, but here is his website SmartknowledgeU .... his website might overwhelm you so i highly recommend checking out his youtube channel first, he has a lot of great videos where he sort of mentors people about a lot of different things. One video in particular stood out the most though, one video that i watched one time and said, wow... this is so true, i need to try this!

DISCONNECT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA - FROM TECHNOLOGY*

*Before i say a few things about this, i want to clear up that if you're like me, someone who actually needs social media to network for a cause and for work, then this may not be ideal for you, however you can always try it. I did and it worked really well for me. 

Why Disconnect?

  • Perfect example: I myself started did this back 2 years ago when i found myself practically addicted to social media networks. The idea was to spend less time on social sites, and more time investing on myself, whether self-improvement, or building my knowledge on something I've always wanted to learn or spend more time studying to get my grades up. What i did was i would keep track of how many times a day i would log on or take my phone out and use these apps or sites. My outcome was; roughly 2-3 hours a day ( spread out throughout the day ) 7 days a week = 14-21 hours a week! 672-1,008 hours a year! 

  • What does all of this mean? that means i am literally wasting 1 full day a week on practically nothing... 

  • Think about all that time you can use to do something productive! 

  • Not only is there an intellectual benefit, but when i did this, i felt happier, i was giving more time to myself, i was doing more of what i wanted to do, i was eating healthier, i was spending more time with family and friends and being more social, but realistically social

  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrest etc... anything you spend a lot of time on, liking pics, sharing pics or stories... anything social media network that you use more than a couple of times a day you should take a break from
  • Do i have to Delete my account? No! of course not, you worked hard for your followers... simply delete the app and try not to log in for some time
  • MY "DISCONNECT" LASTED FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS OFF OF INSTAGRAM AND ABOUT 6-7 MONTHS OFF OF FACEBOOK... YOU DONT HAVE TO DO IT FOREVER OR DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT, JUST DELETE THE APPS AND DO NOT LOG IN FOR SOME TIME, TRY 1 MONTH OR 3 MONTHS EVEN... JUST TRY IT... TRUST ME