Break.

“Oh, I need a break” she exclaims.

Off she went into the realm of her life
By herself
With the phone
Digesting information of sorts
One after another
Anxious, she feels
“What is it I’m looking for?” she asks herself.
Affirmation? Validation? Entertainment?
Sorry but, useless information?
Do I even care about all these things that these people are doing?
What am I? Nosey? Busybody?
One click, or tap, leads to another. And another. And another.
She puts away her phone, more tired than before.
Her mind, drained.
Her soul, empty.
And so I tell her.
With many things they can be a double-edged sword.
It has its benefits, and it can do you harm too.
Managing your time is also learning to allocate time for social media use.
Don’t spend time on it just because.
This sword has became such an automatic process
When what you would better be off doing is simply close your eyes..
Relax.
Notice your breathing..
See where your mind wanders.
Do your obligatory prayer, if you havn’t,
I’m pretty sure. You’re more likely to have a good, refreshing break.

Mind, you need rest.

‚ÄčHave you ever felt so mentally overwhelmed?

Like when you intend to have a short break from school assignment/work then turn to social media for what seemed like an eternity because everyone else’ life is just so accessible. Another picture, to another celebrity’s sad story, to finding out another celebrity is dating someone, yada yada yada. And when it involves emotions, it’s worse. As an INFJ, I absorb those emotions. Somehow. I feel them as if they’re my own. As if my own struggles and unresolved thoughts and emotions aren’t enough.

It’s crazy sometimes to realise how much I, or we, tend to “care” so much about others. What was supposed to be rest time turned out to be occupied time with social media and you end up not rested, in fact, more tired. Mentally. Guess it affects your body too?

So much information, so many distractions. Anyone else having trouble “disciplining” yourself when it comes to your daily “social media intake”? I don’t think it’s just me. Maybe it affects me more since I’m a HSP(highly-sensitive person) cum an introvert?

And like I usually do when I feel this way, I disable those apps. Them all. Until I feel more calm, more at peace with myself, my senses, my thoughts, my emotions.