Instagram Detox.

Ever have a quote on the tip of your tongue and you can’t for the love of God remember it exactly what it is. Where you saw it. And you’re terrified you’re going to quote it wrong and the internet shit on you….

*raises hand slowly*

There is a quote that I know I read recently that went something a long the lines of: if you’re worried about something that means it is something you need to do.

I know I fucked that up and it does not sound as inspiring as it should but I could either spend hours trying to find the exact quote or I could paraphrase it and get on with life.

When I announced on my IGtv channel I was going to be taking a 30-day Instagram break a few weeks ago I was pretty brave about it. It was kind of like the feeling you get when you sign up for overtime a month in advance. It sounds great and motivating at the time…. now that the day is here I’m pretty nervous about it.

But I remember I felt this way when I took a FB break several years ago. And that break literally changed my life and how I relate to social media.

Instagram is my preferred social media platform of choice. It is my favorite time waster. The point is, I need to stop wasting my time.

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

So I am removing Instagram from my phone for the next thirty days. I am going to focus on my blog and my writing. I am going to focus on all the small projects around the house I have been putting off. I am just going to focus.

The whole thing seems cliche, I know. It seems like a major declaration, like when people would announce on FB that they were doing a clean up their friends list and to comment below if you wanted to remain their “friend”. But like those grand gestures, this too is all for me.


  1. Ironically, I just followed you on Instagram with my bookish (mostly Tolkien) account that I don’t even mention on my blog because I use it very sporadically these days, haha. I’ve watched your IGTV and I feel we’re on the same page when it comes to Instagram (which is the only social media I have issues with too). The only reason why I’m postponing my 30-day Instagram break is that I use direct messages a lot, it’s like my virtual coworking space since I work from home and I’m alone all day long but I’m really considering an August break 🙂 Thank you for sharing your experience!

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    1. I’ll definitely be following you back once I get back on. I absolutely love your blog. I’m so happy I stumbled across it. 🙂

      I wish I could learn what I need to learn without the break but since I don’t really NEED IT (Instagram) for anything in my professional life.

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