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Quarantine Edition: Social Media Detox Challenge

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

This summer was like no other due to Covid-19 and living life in Quarantine has tested me in ways I never would have imagined.

Being isolated from friends and loved ones, losing job opportunities, and converting to online college courses during a time when people are dying from an unseen virus and the economy is in turmoil and my people are facing police brutality is anything but normal.

After a few months, I was under an insane amount of distress. Nothing seemed to make sense and I felt as though I had lost my purpose.

What made it worse was waking up to look at more graphic images on social media of black men like George Floyd gunned down and black women like Breonna Taylor killed inside their own homes by police officers.

As I moved to take action by signing petitions, educating myself on systematic racism and issues on oppression and injustices, and voting I thought about how the media I consumed had an impact on my psyche.

I realized that I do need to take the time to recenter my focus and find my purpose again.

That is what led me to ultimately listen to my mom’s advice to do a social media detox for thirty days.

She always has the cleverest ideas and she’s been a rock for me when I needed it the most.

During the month of July, I decided to unplug with a social media detox challenge I found through Pinterest and printed out to hang up in my room.

I’m not going to lie, the first few days were definitely a struggle not to mention I had streaks on Snapchat I did not want to lose.

But once I gave it a chance, my eyes were open to a whole new realm of possibility.

Here are some of my top insights from this challenge.