Quitting Social Media – 2 (The Benefits)

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Two years of no social media- seems boring and non-viable to people who are frequent users, and I am not saying that you should quit being on such platforms. But I have experienced it, and it did benefit me.

  1. Improved Concentration

My chief purpose of quitting social media was fulfilled as I excelled in my exams. Without having to check on the newsfeed or messages, I was really able to concentrate on my studies more and so my academics improved. I scored much above my regular scores. So yes, being on social media all the time is disturbing your focus too, shifting it towards itself, away from your studies and work. Concentrate on your goal and do not let your mind be altered.

  1. Lots of extra time to be more productive

With the thing consuming most of my free time gone, I was left with hours to put into my interests and talent. I joined a badminton club, made DIY’s, learned how to cook and read lots of novels in my pastime. You will be surprised at how many fun things you are missing while spending hours on social media. Go out and discover yourself, interact with people for real and invest your time in something that will benefit you in the long-term.

  1. Your life becomes only yours.

Sure, keeping up with friends is great… but should they necessarily have access to your entire life even though you haven’t spoken in months, or years? That relationship status that you update, does everybody really needs to know if you’re still dating or broke-up? After I deactivated my Facebook account, I realized that I truly desired all aspects of my life to be kept to myself and those I am truly close to, far beyond the viral perimeters.

  1. You come to know your real friends.

Deactivating your Facebook account doesn’t mean that people will not be able to talk to you, it just means that they will have to work a little harder to keep in touch with you… but does sending a message or calling really qualify as that much harder anyway? Quitting Facebook actually opened who my friends really were. It was like a test that only a few cleared. I realised that I have very few close friends who will always be there for me, unlike those bunch of fb friends who are there to hit like and comment as if they really cared. So quitting Facebook can be a motivating factor to engage in more real and intimate relationships.

  1. No more drama

Last but not the least, this one is actually self-explanatory. Without an overabundance of information, or an extra channel to be monitored, you have more control over the information others see and the information you yourself see. No more misleading photos or statuses, and no more incriminating wall posts that fill your head with negative energy.