Are you taking a Social Media Vacation this holiday season?
Or are you worried that if you take time away from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram or your blog, people will forget about you or you'll lose valuable momentum?
Lately, I've become a fan of taking becoming deliberately and intentionally "anti-social" on the Internet for a while in order to become more social later on, as I shared recently on this Sugar Shock Blog.
I contend that occasionally, you may need a Social Media Vacation. To begin, you need time off if youo're facing family or personal emergencies.
But you don't need to suffer your Dark Night of the Soul to step back from social media.
You need a Social Media Vacation at least twice a year for a few days at a time, I contend.
It's simply not healthy to be "on" all the time.
For at least of the holiday season, I believe, you need to turn off your social media mind for a few days or even a couple of weeks for the sake of your health, relationships, and state of mind.
Here are 7 benefits of taking Social Media Vacations:
- You can spend precious time with loved ones, who you may not see enough.
- When you’re absent from social media, you can become more fully present in your life. For instance, you'll better enjoy your significant other, children, siblings, nieces and nephews, friends, etc. Plus, you'll have more fun and be more open to new, exciting experiences.