Why not social media distancing too?
Look at us here in facing this virus while we are at home, and to be honest I couldn’t ask for more.
I have always enjoyed staying in my room, I dont’ know about you but I have a lot of things to do, and trust me when I say I enjoy my own company the most, even when it's on something that is very negative.
Yet, what we are facing too is a whole another thing, and that thing is called “ Attention Seekers “. Which lead me honestly to not only practice Social Distancing ( which was already in practice) but to also practice Social Media Distancing.
It’s always a good idea to refresh yourself up by staying away unfortunately from everyone, because sometimes you can’t truly identify the toxic source.
Around you, you will have the dramatic friend,the who makes things seems super big friend, the one who thinks the world revolve around him/her, the attention seeker, the spoiled one, the egoistic one, and imagine having them all joined in one friend (God forbid).
You know what’s in common with all these “friend(s)”, these, let’s say traits, are all toxic.
This is why now, and I’m gonna repeat yes NOW, take this opportunity to social distance in life, and social media distance for some time, at least for a day.
Let me share something with you, about myself.
Social Media and I kinda have that very complicated relationship, I’m very on and off about it, but you see my job actually revolves around it. I truly go days and weeks without bothering and checking on it. I can indulge in my video game or do something I’m passionate about and forget about the whole world, you know zen/ikigai kinda thing.
Thus the reason I went totally off on my personal account, is because I know I don’t need anyones validation, I do not need to check for who viewed my story, I do not need to share something about something I love just because I want people to know that I love this? (If that makes any sense), and finally share something just because you mean it to another person you have on mind.
Or you can do whatever you like on your account/life, I’m not implementing this on anyone, just a recommendation, experience and point of view from a person behind this screen.
I highly believe we are all grownup by this time, and we truly need to not only cleanse this virus but cleanse ourselves too.
Take a deep breathe, ease in your mind and heart, cleanse, exhale!
Stay safe, stay home, enjoy you, help you, love you, and be you.
illustration by Asma Haddad ©