I'm only 27 and I remember days before having Internet, a cell phone, Facebook, etc.
Weird how kids these days don't actually know a time before these things became so ingrained in our culture.
I've been thinking a lot about social media detoxes and highly sensitive people (the last day in my course focuses on a social media detox even though the course is centered around support in a Facebook group). This might seem strange, but I think it is really important for HSPs to take a step back from the Internet to recharge.
I’ll admit that lately I've been craving some time away from social media, but I haven't really taken a break. Am I addicted? Probably. But I was also thinking about it in terms of my highly sensitive nature. Here are some thoughts that go through my brain that I don’t know if non-HSPs think about...
I think social media is amazing but too much is also really bad for people in general, especially HSPs. If you're highly sensitive, how many of these instances has happened to you?
So what do you do if you agree with all of the above?
If you're still wayyyy into social media, connect with me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I post a lot of inspirational and positive content, especially content geared towards HSP. (But yes, I do take breaks... I took a few days off around the holidays from posting and it felt great to return recharged!)
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