Social Media Fast Update

2370150Good day all,

So, you want to know how I’ve been doing on my 30-day Social Media fast? Well, I’ll tell you anyway 🙂 To catch up, click here My 30 Day Fast From Social Media to read the details of my social media fast and why I am doing it.

I was doing really well. I really was, until…I received a notification on my phone from the Apple News app saying, “Kylie Jenner reveals the birth of baby girl.” This was a trigger because social media has been in a frenzy since September due to pregnancy allegations. No one has been able to provide tangible proof of this “alleged pregnancy”, until Tuesday. I looked at the headline for about two minutes arguing with myself. I wasn’t sure if Apple News counted as “social media”. It is a news outlet, right? So, I clicked on the article.

After I read it, I felt a bit ashamed. I was excited that I had gone a week without reading celebrity gossip. I was able to convince myself that this is more of an announcement than gossip, so I hit the link to watch the video that she made during her secret pregnancy. I was so curious, but later felt robbed of the 7 minutes of my life that I gave to watching her video. It left no satisfaction at all.

I thought long and hard as to why I was so interested in this girl having a baby. Millions of women have babies every day and I’m not lurking on Apple News to read about their experiences.

I am going to take my little slip up as continued motivation to complete my challenge. Honestly, it has left a nasty taste in my mouth.  I’m not sure what made me more upset, the sudden urgency I felt to check her pregnancy video or me giving in and watching the video. Either way, this incident has further proven why I NEED to do this challenge. I should have control over what I read and watch, not the other way around.

If you are trying to overcome any addiction right now, I am proud of you for taking the first step. I also want you to know that if you have a slip-up, forgive yourself and keep pushing forward. You may have thoughts of self-doubt, but give yourself some credit. You taking that first step to admitting that you have an addiction and setting a plan in place to subdue it is a lot more than many of the people living right now.

We got this!

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


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17 Replies to “Social Media Fast Update”

  1. It’s OK. You are attempting to do something that in this culture is considered “out of the norm”. I hate the Kardashians but I had to know what was going on with that stupid pregnancy also. One thing I did a few years ago was to take all social media off of my phone. I use my phone for calls, texting and to look things up like directions. It has helped me tremendously in disconnecting from social media. I know you didn’t ask for advice, so take what you like and leave the rest. I think one of the most important social action steps we can take in these times is to stop looking at our phones. However, most people are terrified of the concept. So I salute the time you have spent away from social media!

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  2. So I read a novel on time where a guy whips himself real bad whenever he realizes that he has ‘sinned against God’ I thought about it when I read this post. If you r to whip yourself real hard when u break ur 30days social media fast like that, I doubt you will b excited by any gossip to break it again. Well, I think wht you need is to delete or uninstall the Apps. That way you don’t go running to them anytime you feel the urge (lol) my suggestion tho

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    1. Oh my goodness, that a little extreme, LOL. I have deleted all of my social media apps, which has helped. I have been able to select what news outlets come up on my feed, so that helps as well. Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

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  3. Hi, nominated you for “The Entertainer Blogger Award”. I was searching you on twitter to tag you, and then I came to the blog and saw your update on social media fast. That’s a good thing to try. It really takes courage to go away from social media these days. You are doing a good job so far, only a minor slip. All the best. 🙂

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