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Stories of social media deserters

We’ve all had the urge to abscond our social media accounts. Here are a few stories of online defectors and their newfound lust for life IRL.

We’ve all had the urge to abscond our social media accounts. Here are a few stories of online defectors and their newfound lust for life IRL.

It’s a bold move, to just leave the digital world behind. To abandon the duty of online social life. We must have all heard of someone that has headed the call to remove their account and step back into the natural world.

But where are they now?

What are they doing?

Are they ok?

Annie politely removed herself from all social media platforms three years ago and she has been thriving. She has since started her own business, fallen in love and run 15 half marathons.

If Annie can do it, so can you!

There is no need to go all in or all at once – like Annie did. Simply limiting your online socialising and ramping up your IRL person-to-person time will do the trick.


One step at a time.

Commit to one goal at a time and continue to move the posts as you improve.
Start with limiting your social media check-ins to one time a day, then a few times a week and then once a week. Consider why it is that you gain from social media, once you have located a reason, try and find an alternative source to fulfill that objective. Do you use Facebook as a news source? Stop that! Rather subscribe directly to the news provider. Keep up with what friends and family are up to? Rather stay updated by visiting loved ones or calling them directly. Want to know what events are happening around you? Perhaps you can subscribe to the newsletters of your favorite venues to inform you about what is going on.

This way, you can take charge of information you get and can focus on prioritising what is actually important to you.

Soon you will realise that you are not missing out on much – just like Annie.

It is time for you.

*This article is for information purposes only, whether or not it resembles the advice of a physician or medical practitioner. Any advice or suggestions offered does not claim to be an alternative to professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be depended on as scientific medical guidance. The views expressed in this article are the views of DigiCleanse, and do not necessarily represent the views of the author/s.

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