How I managed a social media break

As a blogger, Social Media is our life line. It is our basic essential tool, which helps us to reach our audience.

Though majority of us by now are addicted to Social Media, but when it is a mandatory part of your work, the stress goes on to a different level. As a blogger, I spend around 3-4 hours on Social Media just to read and to pitch to brands for collaborations, while also maintaing my audience.

For most of the Mom Bloggers, every action of our children is a topic for a blog. Every vent by a fellow mother also helps us in getting good content. Under this pressure, many a times, we get lost and forget to enjoy the present moment.

So, this Diwali, I finally decided to take a break, which was much needed from Social Media. Yes, that resulted into not writing much articles and being completely away from my laptop but apart from a little bit of audience loss, there was no much real harm that happened. This was more of a pre- planned and well scheduled break. Before I took the break, I had already informed the brands, that I would not be able to make content for the certain time period. For us bloggers, brands are our bread and butter and in the technology era, wherein every minute counts, this was a tough decision, moreso because I am a beginner.

One thing that this phase made me realise is that if you genuinely wish to take a break and give 100% to your family it is completely possible. One simple step that I followed was, I did not click pictures of my children doing every activity, because clicking pictures would mean mentally creating another content. It was a tough thing to do, yet I managed to do it for a week.

This vacation, I spent more time in rectifying the Rangoli that Suraj had made, than making Rangoli myself and spending next few hours in clicking pictures of it. Yes. It was a handful task to make him do it without spilling outside and creating a mess but trust me that was more satisfying than getting more likes on social media.

So the crux of the blog is, Social Media is just a part of your life and not your entire life. The world will not stop if you do not post a perfect picture. Your employer may give you a few thousand rupees for working on a festival but it is not always that your child will do certain things for the first time.

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