I Went 90 Days Without…

“Always Remember, your focus determines your reality.”- George Lucas

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I went three months without SOCIAL MEDIA! It was not easy, but it was totally worth it.

I decided to go on this social media hiatus because of the New Year. 2017 was one of the best years of my life and because I was determined to keep that momentum going with 2018, I wanted to bring in this year different from the prior years. If you want different results, you must take different actions. My biggest goal for this year is to focus on myself. I want to direct my attention to my life, my health, and my goals.

As much as I love social media, I knew this was necessary. Social media demands a lot of your attention and could be a huge distraction. It focuses on what is happening around the world and what everyone else is doing. When your head is filled with all that content, it could be hard to focus. So I decided if I really wanted to commit to significant change, I needed to rid all distractions.

Though social media is not the only distraction in my life, it is the biggest one. I turned off all my notifications and I signed out all my accounts. I then wrote down all the things I wanted to accomplish this year. After that, I reviewed all the things that were still pending or put off completely. Things like books I wanted to read, movies that have been on my DVR box for months, certifications I needed to study for, things I wanted to try, and most importantly new endeavors I was seeking.  I thought it would be hard, but it wasn’t. After about a week, I had no thoughts of social media.

So here I am. I returned back to social media a few weeks ago and I am proud to say that I have made great progress towards the things I put off and my goals. It was also a great emotional break as sometimes, social media could be overwhelming. An awesome feeling arises from doing things that seem impossible. As I continue to strive for the things I desire this year, I hope you will too.

Let me know in the comments what practices you use to focus.

XO

Katherine

 

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65 Comments Add yours

  1. Natazia thomas says:

    Wow that’s awesome!! I’m Proud Of You 😍😍

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    1. Thank you so much for reading doll! Xo

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  2. Wow! After reading this I feel so inspired, this is something I believe is worth trying thanks for sharing this great post✨

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    1. Thank you for reading and your feedback. Very much appreciated! Xo

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  3. Tyrell Gamble says:

    You never seem to disappoint, beautiful words, keep it up beautiful, I love you 😘❤️

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  4. Dontrell Gamble says:

    That’s right Sis keep that beautiful positive attitude you got and don’t let anyone take that away from you.

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  5. Jasmine Reid says:

    This really shows how much will power you have 💪🏾 Good job!

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    1. Thank you for reading! I really appreciate it!

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  6. my10kday says:

    Social media definitly causing all kinds of mental health issues world wide

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    1. I agree, thank you for reading.

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  7. What a fantastic read! Congratulations on achieving that.

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  8. Great! I feel that I should also try this for myself, thanks for the tips.

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    1. You totally should. Thank you for tuning in!

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  9. Being active in the social media day in day out really causes mental disorders. I should try this

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    1. You should! It’s so renewing

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  10. Being active in the social media day in day out really causes mental disorders.

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    1. I agree, too much of anything is no good.

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  11. Minakshi Bajpai says:

    Such a lovely confession. Just love reading it.

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  12. Wow! I think I need to do this. I spend so much time on social media and I’m feeling like it’s such a waste! Id love to hear more about what you got up to!

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    1. Thank you for reading Ashleigh. Social media is amazing, but we need to find balance. Sure let’s connect!

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  13. Misc. Modicum - Erika says:

    I tried to stop social media. sometimes i feel like it would make life more simple but I stopped talking to my friends and it made me depressed. Glad you had a better experience.

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    1. Thank you for reading. Sorry to hear this experiment had a negative impact on you.

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  14. Ishani Nath says:

    You know even I need to do this. Social media is the biggest distraction. Hats off to you three months is massive.

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    1. Thank you so much. You can totally do it.

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  15. I could never be such a long time without coffee! But nice tips, thanks for sharing anyway.

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    1. I went 90 days without the use of Social Media not coffee, thanks for tuning in.

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  16. I do not wanna quit social Media but you are right we have to know that we also have a real Life. And I am using some apps and that I am away from my phone for an hour and and I reached a point being away for 4 hours.

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback. I think it is about finding some kind of balance.

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  17. Being on social media really takes up a lot of one’s time. It is like a jealous lover.. I think I should follow you lead of taking a leave and then return refreshed.

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    1. I think it is so worth it because everyone could use a unplug once in awhile. Thank you for reading.

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  18. Congratulations!! I wish I could do that. Impossible for me — part of my day job is managing clients’ social media! 🙂 I could definitely cut back though. Especially on the weekends. Thank yo ufor the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading !

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  19. Tiffany says:

    Wow! Congratulations on that. Those are the days you disconnected with social media. Social media don’t control us, we control them. So just be on your own. Thanks for sharing your experience ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I’ll be sure to check it out!

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  20. Sez says:

    THIS IS AWESOME! I shared it on my Facebook :), I think I may give this a go myself! Social media can be such a distraction and not always a good one! I have my own blog, if you have time it’d be cool if you could check it out. Thank you.

    thetransparentteenager.simplesite.com

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    1. Hi Sez, thank you so much for reading my blog. The social media break is well worth it. I just checked out your blog and wow you are an amazing teenager! Keep up the awesomeness.

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  21. I soooo know what you mean. I took a break from social media through most of March and it was so wonderful. Although I love blogging more than anything, it’s great to eat a meal or go on vacation without sharing it with the world some times.

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    1. It is so liberating. Thank you for reading!

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  22. Michele says:

    Yes!! I was just talking to my husband about this the other day saying we need to curb our social medial use. Thanks for the inspiration to just on the boat!

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    1. I’m glad I could help and thank you so much for reading.

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  23. Blair says:

    I can relate to so much of what you said from my own experience with this. Our family went without internet COMPLETELY for six months. ***gasp***. I read A LOT of books and we played a lot of board games. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. That is amazing! The internet is great, but too much of anything is not good. Thank you so much for reading.

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  24. Seanna says:

    Good on you! I quit Facebook for the longest time, and it was so peaceful. I have to use it more now for blogging reasons, but it felt refreshing not being bombarded with information I didn’t care about, 24/7!

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    1. Thank you for the feedback and thank you for reading!

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  25. smulldiaz says:

    It’s great to challenge our will power doing these kind of abstinence exercises, it can be done with anything non productive that is taken over your life. I can’t stay without social media, it’s part of my job as a marketer hahaha but I’v done it with other things like ‘alcohol’ 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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  26. I love the commitment – 3 months is outstanding. The other day cell phone service went down in the area for less than 24 hours and locally it seemed the world almost stopped. It made all the papers, the local news and people were calling 911. They had to tell people to STOP CALLING 911 to report about their phone service. I love the idea, I think I will give it a try myself…but due to my work, I’m going to make it 90 minutes at a time weekly.

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    1. Go for it, it will be so rewarding!

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  27. What an inspiration you are! You decided you wanted get something done and you did it! Well done on you! Thanks for this inspirational post!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for reading my blog!

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  28. Elaine Valerie says:

    So awesome! One day I want to do this kind of digital detox, too! Sounds amazing and refreshing. I hope you will achieve all your goals!

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  29. heatherngibby says:

    That’s great! It’s good to detox from social media. It’s so easy to click and dive into social media world, but real life, real friends, that’s what counts! Good for you! Cheers!!

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  30. theplentifulcup says:

    That is amaaazing!!! I don’t think i could do it… I should though someday… congrats to u for succeeding at this :):)

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    1. Thank you and you could totally do anything you put your mind to.

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  31. I take periodic breaks from social media and I’m always amazed at how much I can get done and much better my focus is afterward. Kudos to you for taking on this challenge.

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  32. Amazing!! Well done! Keeping living your dream! 😊🙏🏻

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    1. Thank you for reading!!!

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