Here is a test. Delete every social app from your phone, from your tablet or from your computer. Now, continue with your day. If you can make it through one day without a nervous breakdown then I applaud you. If you can make it through two days then you, my friend are a rockstar at self-control.
Deleting the apps is just the first step. If you can make it through a full week of social app detox then it would be a good time to decide if you really need any of those services at all. I strongly believe that the Facebook and Twitters of the world will not miss you when you leave the service. So lets put it to the test. Log into any of your favorite social time wasters and quickly click on the settings tab, don’t get sidetracked by all the blinking distractions!
I’m trusting you here to retain your self-control and to get through this as quickly as possible. In the settings area click on Delete My Account. Go ahead I’ll wait.
If you made it this far I can only assume that you are reading along and are seriously contemplating doing exactly what I’m describing in this post or you are actually working along with what I’m saying and you just clicked Delete My Account. Either way, I’m very proud of you.
Many people don’t know or don’t consider social apps to be an addiction, but they are. They are the biggest time wasters on the planet currently. Everyone that has access to a modern smartphone is addicted to the device and the apps that connect them to the internet.
At first glance, there is nothing wrong with the technology that has made the world a smaller more informed place. But the side effects of social apps, in particular, are destroying the human race. People have become dependent on the constant flow of information from the other social addicts that they call “friends”.
My hope is that my readers will break free from the modern day slavery and find the disconnect that they need.