February 7, 2020

When I arrived at my foreign exchange school in South Africa, they took away our phones to facilitate a social media detox. For the past three weeks, I have been without social media and have had time to reflect. While I was initially nervous to give up social media, I have been so productive without those distractions. Everyone posts when they are at their best and scrolls when they are at their worst! It is a pretty vicious cycle. Without social media, I feel calmer and more focused on the present and, in this case, able to enjoy the incredible experience that I am having in South Africa. I would suggest that everyone try giving up their phones and social media for a little while!