Some time ago, I went to a shopping mall with my friend and, as it usually happens, we ended our tour in a restaurant, with coffee and snacks. Now one thing I love to do is watch people and their behavior (not in a stalky way, I promise!), and the first person I noticed was a girl that sat right across me. A teenager, all made up, heels and all, on a date with her boyfriend who was going out of his way to cater to her, bringing her food, holding her chair, and generally being a total cavalier (thumbs up for that fella)! What was wrong with that picture was the fact that the entire time during their meal, she was ignoring him and scrolling through her phone, Facebook or something. It wasn't the first time for me to wonder how on earth can someone find their phone more interesting than a human being (especially the one who took them on a date)? I glanced across the restaurant, and started counting people who had a company but instead socialized with their phones. At 15 I stopped counting because that was more than half... it was just sad.
Let's be honest here, I had more than a few days that consisted of instagram, twitter, facebook, blogger, bloglovin, whatsapp, over and over again. Usually those were procrastinating times, when I tried to avoid studying. However, at the end of the day I would literally feel nauseous from looking at the screen the entire day, and my head felt empty, but not in a good way but rather like some programmed robot. Not fun! Days like that were usually followed by days when I would keep myself away from computer and only pick up my phone if necessary. That's how sick the internet made me feel!
It's scary to think about consequences of modern life and internet abuse. Memory deterioration, loss of social skills, lack of drive and motivation in real life, attention disorder, and so on and so on! These things shouldn't be taken lightly, but usually are!
I know the aforementioned apps along with internet in general are the easiest way to entertain yourself in your leisure time, but that certainly isn't the most fulfilling and most satisfying way! Take it from someone who's brand is closely tied to internet - it is the only market for what I do - but my honest advice to you would be to turn off your wifi from time to time, and have fun in old school way! Let your thoughts flow free, without all those notifications constantly interrupting them. Think, talk, sing, take a walk without phone in your hand! Live in reality! I'll meet you there! <3