So it’s been a month since I’m on my Instagram detox now. A detox that was demanding, considering the time and amount of me that the app was consuming. Yes, I love the app. I love the space that it offers to let ourselves be. I love the kinda happy vibes it spreads. I love it with all my heart. And that’s the primary reason I wanted to be without it for sometime.
The first three days in was a real struggle. It had me going on to the same location of the application, and I ended up opening some random app and that’s when I realised that I don’t have the app anymore in my mobile. Persistence, you know.
So, lemme give a quick little shots of what has happened in this detox, and lemme try to break that stigma that’s all around.
- No. I haven’t started a startup and I haven’t gone behind my passion and all that drama
- No. I haven’t become better at managing my mental health
- No. I don’t find any vibe difference.
- No. I haven’t become 1.5x more productive
- No. My sleep cycle hasn’t changed a bit
Then for what joy, is it? Yes, I get you. Hang on!
This, time away from Instagram made me introspect certain underrated things like the contentment from doing something that you thought you cannot. It’s all in your mind. You can be with or without something and someone, if that’s what you want.
You are not in need of any kinda validation. You might have a great day, you might have a good hair day, you might feel the weather is pretty favourable today, you might be feeling cute in that selfie or in that newly bought stilettos, and you don’t need to broadcast them.
You might get homesick and be brooding over the memories from the past. But you don’t have to post a throwback, and just relax by rewinding those good old days. Or you know what? You can even ring in their number, just in case if you’ve forgotten. 🙂
You see something beautiful, you don’t need to capture it through your phone. Rather, take your time to enjoy the moment by just being in it. Yes. My camera roll feels much lighter this month and I’m not joking. Though in a way it feels sad for not recording that one day, that one outfit, that one lunch, and the list is endless.
You can genuinely feel happy for somebody and not tag them in a story. You can accept compliments with grace and not convey the gratitude through a post. You can send gifts with all good heart and not repost your mention. Life is still beautiful. Because, you’re. :’)
So yes, it’s okay to unwind and untangle yourself from time to time. The Universe always gets you what you need. And you get what you seek for.
Also, don’t forget to get that diary still with the smell of fresh papers. Hey, you can still write with your favourite pen. You still have got that thing.
Cheers, you all! ❤️
Happy resumption to me! 💃🏻