Why I deleted social media apps from my phone

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It’s been over 30 days since I started a social media detox challenge. The goal was to delete social media apps, such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube from my phone for 30 days.

This challenge has officially ended a couple of days ago. If you’re interested you can read a full journal of the challenge here “I quit social media“. In this article, I just wanted to write a conclusion and share my thoughts on this topic.

Before taking this challenge, I thought it’d miss social media in a few days. But honestly, I didn’t miss it at all. I don’t want to go back to my old life, where I’d spend 4 hours a day on my phone.

I didn’t miss any important event.

The last month changed my life.

As I mentioned, I was spending 4 hours a day on my phone. I didn’t have time for essential things. My head was filled with social media noise and I had a feeling that I was going to miss something important (could be an anxiety).

It started with a 30-day challenge but grew into something bigger. I’ve never felt better and been happier in my entire life.

I decided to install social media apps on my phone only when I need to post something or reply to someone. And then delete them.

I want to thank everyone who joined this challenge. If you’re still thinking whether to delete social media apps or not, do it for 7 days. And spend the free time on something you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have time.

Renat Galyamov

Renat Galyamov

Hi, I'm Renat Galyamov

I'm a founder of Wonder.store and MED24.KZ.

A front-end developer with over 9 years of experience building businesses together with founders as well as large enterprises, such as Accenture, The British Museum, Admiral, Kimberley Process, 21st Century Fox and many others.

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