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How you should START getting off social media for a better life

I’ve written and referred many times before that we all should stave off social media.

Why? Cause social media is a waste of time, especially when you’re hooked on it. Yeah, all those talk on people using their phones during dinner or wherever they go, it’s all messed up.

Conversations die, human interaction and stuff are also deteriorating.

But most of all, I think you, as an individual is not doing yourself justice if you are just indulging too much in social media.

Every had the feeling you feel like you’re doing (“I’m doing something! I’m surfing Facebook!) and you don’t feel very productive? It’s like you’re surfing your feed for hours and you don’t even know what the hell you’re doing?

Fuck all of that man.

The problem is… Everybody is complaining about social media and not doing a damn thing about it. And advocates, more often than not just keep bitching about it and are like “Quit social media!” as if it’s so damn easy.

It’s not that easy, but it’s possible.

Here’s a starter guide to getting off social media slowly

The whole idea is to quit social media slowly.

Going cold turkey is kind of difficult. I get it. Even I’ve see a need to check my Facebook everyday.

So how do you do it slowly?

You make sure you only use one social media device one at a time, at one setting.

I realized the main problem with us is that we tend to get too distracted as we try to multi-task too fucking much.

So what does this mean?

This means…

As you’re surfing Facebook on your computer, make sure you aren’t surfing other shit on your phone.

As you’re watching TV, make sure your laptop or phone isn’t there with you. That’s how you become a bum, a distracted bum. Think about it, when was the last time you really enjoyed a TV show or a movie for what is it?

As you’re surfing using your phone… why not concentrate and use one app at a time and not immediately click on every new notification?

This is how you start small. This is how you being a journey of appreciating shit around you.

You gotta realize that you don’t have to use your devices outside. They don’t have control over you! NOTHING has control over you.

You gotta realize you ought to rest your body on your bed and start sleeping, so get that phone away from the bed.

The whole point is to letting social media take over your life. That’s kind of dramatic, but you know, it’s already happening. The sad part is we don’t even realize it.

Start slow. It’s easy to get off it.  

I talk about social in my book, Street Smart Social: Become popular the honest way. Check it out. Get out there to meet real people.

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8 comments

  1. Cameron Chardukian - July 4, 2013 12:01 am

    Another issue with social media is the constant novelty causes little dopamine spikes that fuck you up chemically. Obviously it’s not to the same extent as drug addicts, but people who overuse social media definitely will have more difficulty enjoying the little things in life because of it.

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    • alden - August 4, 2013 8:51 pm

      Oh shit really?

      What dopamine spikes and shit?

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  2. karen crossett - July 11, 2013 9:23 pm

    Hi Alden really glad you wrote this post. Everyone seems to be addicted to it. You cant have a normal conversation without someone looking at their phone, emails or facebook. It is not good for personal interaction.
    Well said Alden, its good to see a young man seeing through the garbage.

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    • alden - August 4, 2013 8:49 pm

      I know what you mean man haha.

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  3. Courtney - July 11, 2013 10:45 pm

    Really cool post! I know that it felt like I was sort of addicted for a while and then just like you said, I was suddenly like, what the heck am I doing here? I’d rather be out on the web at least sucking in knowledge, doing some research or something that isn’t reading the petty complaints of the masses. I know a few people who need to read this!

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    • alden - August 4, 2013 8:47 pm

      For sure man. Just get out there. Pass it on. Social media is cool, but not all the time.

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  4. Coach Comeback - July 17, 2013 6:50 pm

    Where you been man!?!?!? when is the next post?

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  5. Ola - March 31, 2014 7:59 pm

    This was just what I needed thanks

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