I am a blogger for more than 10 years, and don’t use social media anymore – here’s why

Travel Blogger Lisa Schwarz Bergamo Italy JoyDellaVita

After over a decade of being a blogger, I started blogging in late 2010/early 2011, I made the conscious choice to leave social media behind. The decision was driven by the need to reclaim valuable time, focus on genuine relationships, find happiness beyond trends, and prioritize my health. While social media has its merits, it’s important to assess its impact on your life and consider whether a break or complete departure might be the right move for you. Remember, there’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored beyond the confines of your digital screen.

Life Beyond Social Media as a Blogger: Why I Quit and Never Looked Back

Reclaiming Valuable Time

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s become increasingly difficult to escape the omnipresent allure of social media. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with these platforms, and after more than a decade as a blogger, I took the radical step of quitting social media altogether. One of the primary reasons for my decision was the realization that social media was devouring too much of my precious time. I found myself endlessly scrolling through my feeds, often for hours on end, and it was time that could have been invested in more meaningful pursuits. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or someone simply looking to regain control of your daily life, quitting social media can be a game-changer in terms of time management.

Prioritizing Real Connections

One of the revelations that dawned on me after quitting social media was that I didn’t need to constantly know what people I didn’t have personal connections with were doing. The incessant urge to keep up with the virtual lives of acquaintances, influencers, or even celebrities can lead to a sense of detachment from your real community – your friends, family, and even neighbours. By disconnecting from the digital world, I began to rekindle and strengthen my relationships with those who truly matter in my life. Focusing on the people who are physically present and emotionally connected to you is not only more rewarding but also essential for your mental well-being.

Finding True Happiness Beyond Trends

In the age of viral trends and clickbait content, it’s easy to get caught up in the constant pursuit of staying up-to-date with the latest fads. However, I came to realize that being informed about the latest viral trends doesn’t necessarily make you a happier person. The pressure to keep up with these trends can often lead to stress and anxiety. When I said goodbye to social media, I embraced a more authentic form of happiness. I found joy in simple, offline activities, from reading a good book to taking leisurely walks in nature. These activities enriched my life in ways that scrolling through a social media feed never could.

Reducing Screen Time for Better Health

One of the most significant benefits of quitting social media is the reduction in screen time. Prolonged exposure to screens can have adverse effects on our physical and mental health. Excessive screen time is known to strain our eyes, disrupt sleep patterns, and contribute to feelings of isolation. By disconnecting from social media, I not only protected my eyes from the constant glare of screens but also enjoyed more restful nights and a greater sense of connection to the world around me.

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About

Outdoor Lifestyle Blogger Lisa JoyDellaVita

Lisa is a Blogger for more than a decade now, sharing her adventures exploring the world on JoyDellaVita, as well as excursions into the culinary world, sustainable choices, how to live a healthy active lifestyle but overall, how to enjoy a life full of joys.