DISCONNECT TO FULLY CONNECT

Many of you would wonder why I am writing about social media when my focus is HEALTH. Believe me, social media is deeply connected with our health specially with mental health.

Recent technological revolutions in mobile and internet have gifted us smartphone and 4G internet connection with addiction to it. We have lost patience in our lives. If the network is poor for some time, we feel irritated and angry. Social media is so deepening in our lives that, Can we take a challenge for a day off to social media? Can we DISCONNECT from social media TO FULLY CONNECT with our family?

People always share their best moments of life on social media. None of us has witnessed sad moments of anybody on their social media. People would always keep their best picture as a profile picture and I am also alike. Whenever we go through news feed of Facebook, we feel that everybody except us is happy which is grossly false. Challenges and difficulties faced by people are unknown to social media.

People are getting bullied on social media and feel depressed or worthless for not getting likes or followers. It is increasing in a dramatic way that we soon need rehabilitation centers for social media addicted people. Our next generation is learning from us and we are used to social media, just think of it, what are we going to give them in heritage? Use social media for fun, not as an addiction.

Let me share my own experience. I was also crazy about social media. I created my own Facebook page “Yoga with Ripal” and started sharing information about Yoga.  I was chasing my likes and followers that it would make me famous. One day, while meditating, I have realized that getting more likes will not give me an achievement in real life. From that moment, I stopped bothering for likes and followers for my page. Actually, nobody cares about your like it as they are busy on their own. Let’s do an experiment. Stop liking the picture on social media and wait for others to like yours. I am sure, you will notice that your likes would also be decreased considerably. Tit for Tat saying is true here. People are reciprocating by liking your pictures as you are liking theirs.

I would like to share one more recent experience of mine. I along with my family went for a short vacation. I was busy in clicking perfect snaps of mine to share on social media. After spending 2 days, it was a time to check out. I decided not to click any picture and dedicate some time to my spouse and little daughter fully. Believe me, those 2 hours were the best time. After having this incident, I have realized that live memories are far important than clicking pictures and sharing on social media.

A few days back, I was talking with the founder of this website Bhawna and conveying that I am writing blogs just because I want to share my words with People. That would be my real achievement. After posting my maiden blog, my readers have encouraged me to reach them out to another blog.

The world is beautiful. Switch off your gadgets and open your eyes to feel the difference between virtual and real world to FULLY CONNECT.

24 Comments
  1. Very true and good you realize it in your younger age. Again reality is we are sharing it by one of that device and Social media. So use it with your presence of mind. Fix time of your day for it . Your world is even better without it.

  2. Very true. Now a day’s we spent more time with virtual world instead of living ones. You have articulate this situation in right word with good spirits.
    Keep it up!!!

  3. Hey this is a grt message now a days rightly sad we give more time to internet Nd cellphone than our loved ones
    We need to relearn to live our life instead of e-life on social networking sites

  4. Thank you so much

  5. True and eye opener, bitter but this is what it is.
    Keep writing and keep sharing.
    Thanks

  6. Very well written Ripal. Social media is an addiction, we know that but we still want to go deep in to that. It’s like a competition going on which shows who’s life is better among all of us. Hope people will understand that and spare some valuable time with their family and friends. Keep writing your ideas and share with us.

  7. Very well articulated script. It is true in virtual social wold. I had also started keeping a mobile phone away from me not only for health but for safety reason as well. Recently WHO has also recognised the same. Looking for your next blog. 😊

  8. Another motivational and true thought Ripal. It is truly said, we are so addicted to the social media. I sometime think about our childhood, how we used to play outdoor games and other activities. On the other hand, look at the kids now, busy with iPads, iPhone, tv, play station etc..
    Can’t blame some one, we all are responsible for that. Changes should start from ourselves first.
    Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

  9. Good to spare time for family

  10. Good tospare time for family

  11. Nice thought dear…great work keep on writing dear..😗

  12. Thank you so much for your inspiring words 🙏

  13. Nice thought ripal…love u 😘

  14. How true Ripal ! Very well written. I agree with what you are saying. Keep writing!

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