Instagram is a space I use to document my personal brand: My blog posts, pictures, write-ups, travel stories, faith journey and of course some of my winter-inspired fashion pictures. Admittedly, I post three to four times a week, but I have never felt addicted. There was this positive flow I felt on Instagram and I like it.
I found social media to be a positive place to find my online community. On Instagram I post what I like and I guess most of my followers like what I post too. It gets really interactive when I post pictures so I guess they love it.
I post mostly about the environment, pictures of myself and beautiful UK structures which I have falling in love with.
Well, after a while, I got busy with work and I realised I wasn’t going on Instagram like I used to do in the past few weeks. I then decided to give myself a total break from Instagram.
I stopped posting pictures and also stopped engagements on Instagram since February this year until September!
Now this is what I Learned from my Instagram break.
1) Instagram makes you lazy:
After going off Instagram, I realised I accomplished more. Daily work was done quickly. I had time to do so much. Wasn’t online as I used to so I had the time to finish up things around the house and look after myself more.
2) I became more productive:
Bored? Tired? Procrastinating a task I didn’t want to do? Lonely and craving connection?
There’s more to do in life than just sitting and going through other people’s Instagram profile and you’d figure out that you’ve got so much in you, you’ve got to offer offline.
3) I realised my post were quite relevant but I could do more:
Going off Instagram, I learned more on how to be more engaging with my followers and how I could add more content to my profile because offline I had more time to be creative and I learned more from the outside environment.
4) You’ve got a life outside Instagram:
I also found out that my life experience was much more valuable and nourishing than the interruption that comes from pausing to style, frame and take a picture.
5: You can achieve anything:
I did it! I was off Instagram for a while and I’m alive! This proves to me that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. It’s easy…..Go for it and you’d achieve it.
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ayansolaibukun21st January 2020 at 7:05 pm
This post resonates with me. I had to uninstall my Instagram app couple of months ago as I discovered that it was more of a problem than benefit. Interestingly, I haven’t missed my presence on the app. If it’s not adding value to me or adding to my streams of income, I shouldn’t let it take my time.
Presholives22nd January 2020 at 1:21 am
Exactly my point! Sometimes it’s good to do away with the things that prevents us from seeing the bigger vision or exploring other paths of life. There’s more to do and see. People should learn to explore the life outside the Instagram frame.
ayansolaibukun22nd January 2020 at 11:50 am