I know, I know there’s probably been about a million selfie challenges floating around but it can’t hurt to try another one right? Well this one’s pretty easy, I’ve listed the instructions below.
- Take your mobile device (This can be apple or android)
- Go to your settings
- Locate your wi-fi then proceed to switch this off
- Return to home screen
- Lock screen
- Place mobile device two arm lengths away from your person
- Walk away from phone and sit
7 steps, pretty simple right? I’m sure you’re thinking this doesn’t sound like any other selfie challenge you’ve heard of but before you get to step 3 (see above) check out the rest of this post and see if you still want to take part.
When was the last time you disconnected from social media or just being sociable in general? Now I’m not saying to stop going out and seeing your friends or meeting people, but have you considered that you may be too easily accessible? People take from you your time, energy, money, joy, piece of mind etc. Maybe it’s time to recharge and disconnect (literally) and evaluate.
I challenge you to go 30mins (If you think you can handle 1hr then go for it) without social media. Now you don’t have to go and sign out of your sometimes multiple accounts, all it takes is one simple step, Switch.Off.Your.Wi-Fi. That way you include whats app too (Let’s go cold turkey). After which you can do whatever you like, read, write in a journal, pray or just sit and enjoy a few minutes of uninterrupted selfie time. Learn to disengage with everything that’s going on around you and tune in with yourself not Sally or Joe on Snapchat or Instagram.
I find that as I get older, it’s so important to take time out to develop yourself and just give yourself a well needed time out. As a generation we are so in tune with everyone else and what they’re doing that we neglect ourselves, but remember once Sally and Joe sign out for the night we’re only left with ourselves and it would be nice to get to know that person before one day you look up and you don’t recognise the person staring back at you.
Still wanna take part? Let me know if you do.
‘Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.’
‘What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.’
Hecato, Greek philosopher