What’s with the Social Media Diet?

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What’s with the Social Media Diet?

Whoever said it takes twenty-one days to build a habit, certainly hasn’t experienced letting go of some serious social media habit, especially if it’s one of the biggest pieces in your life that connects you from everyone else. 

That’s the thing about being away from home, being an expat, being a traveler, being “relevant” in the online space, social media makes everything easier, but there comes a point that makes you question its relevance - is it really that simple? Is it really that easy?

Yes, sorry about that.

Without any much warning sign, new entries on this blog and on every other social media platform that I’ve been wandering around have been abandoned recklessly. And yes, just like any addiction certainly took me more than a month to really let the whole thing percolate within.

So what’s with the Social Media Diet?

There comes a point in your life where you just want to seriously banish busyness, stop stressing, and REALLY start living (at least that’s how this repost got me thinking).

Why so serious? Lol. :-)

No, but seriously right?

Just when I found myself that I couldn’t easily connect by disconnecting online, that’s when I just knew, there’s a need for some serious overhaul. It’s not like I’m too addicted or anything, or like the ones who treats social media as their real-time autobiography or what – it just needs some resetting to do. We need it sometimes too, right?

And a lot has happened because of this disconnect…

A lot reconnections in work, non-work, travels, coffees, and all the rest of the things worth trying, doing, and wanting.

Social media got replaced by actual social meetups.

Tweets and Likes got replaced by actual coffee conversations and genuine laughs from people. Travel blog entries got replaced by newfound city experiences. It may have been a “diet”, but it certainly beefed up a lot of other aspects offline.

It’s a good restart button, a refresher, and a life changer.

Nowadays, being active in social media makes it seem like a mandatory thing; it most probably still is, and will still be IN in the long run, but it surely doesn’t hurt to take things offline and make things matter from there.

Would it be easy and simple try another Social Media diet? Maybe no, maybe yes. But it sure deserves a go through.


Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 60 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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