The pre-Thanksgiving rush of college, where anything and everything is due, is obviously over. Phew. I don’t have much of anything I need to do over this break. Besides a bit of capstone. But I spent the last couple days at home, doing pretty much nothing. Chillin with my dad. I didn’t even go on my laptop. It was a nice break.
Trying to avoid social media even more now has been good. Sometimes I still find myself picking up my phone, swiping across my app screens, for no apparent reason other than to fill time with it. To hope there’s something to check. But going through that little ritual in 20 seconds is better than wasting 2 hours, and too much focus, to Social Media™.
Because let’s be real; social media is mostly a waste of time. It can be entertaining. You can talk to people you care about (or fight internet trolls, your choice). Sometimes you genuinely want to spend time there rather than using it as a distraction. A break, not an addiction. But I think most of us can agree that a lot of social media time is wasted time.
More information, more exposure, more stimuli… More is not always better.