Stop the Tweet’s

The world these days revolves around social media and catching up on what everyone is doing at this present time. So what happens when you stop social media for a full 24 hours? My digital Sabbath was with Twitter and it lasted a full 24 hours. Starting this mission, I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to do it. I check Twitter at least 20 times a day. Whenever I have breaks in between classes, when I’m bored, even when I’m going to the bathroom. I was able to set a time for about 8pm and didn’t look at Twitter until the next day at 8pm. At first, this was hard for me because I constantly check Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat whenever I get on my phone. So, taking this break from this specific app made me feel like I was missing something. Throughout the day I really didn’t notice not going on Twitter because I had classes all day. I figured out I needed to stay preoccupied, and kept my phone in my book bag to try to stay off it. These 24 hours passed by very quickly. In the end, this changed was more than a 24 hour Sabbath for me. I haven’t gone on Twitter for about a week and it’s honestly great. Technology has turned into a drug for people in this generation. We need it, crave it, and when we don’t get it we start to get withdraws. Twitter is a place for everyone to speak their opinions and it became repetitive, and aggravating. I’m so happy I was given this challenge because I was able to prove to myself I don’t need this app in my life, but better yet any social media in general. This change has helped me live in the moment more and enjoy my surroundings. I’m so happy I did this for myself.

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