Taking A Break From Social Media? Read These 9 Books While You're Logged Off
By Kerri Jarema
I talk about taking social media breaks a lot, and it's because before last year, I had never really taken time any off from scrolling through my Twitter and Instagram. In fact, as public interest in the 2016 election (and its subsequent results) ramped up, I found myself on social media more than ever before. I would spend hours of my day, every day, making sure I was up to date on all of the hot takes and increasingly dystopian news stories. I don't think it will be a surprise to anyone that was... probably not my best idea. So for the betterment of my mental health, and in the name of not wasting my life staring at my phone, I started doing very regular social media detoxes. These days, I sign into my accounts only once or twice a day.
Whether you're already on my level of social media limitations, or you're just starting to consider trying one out for yourself, I can't imagine a better way to spend all of that free time you'll suddenly have accumulating than reading a few good books. And the nine reads below have nothing to do with social media at all. Instead, lose yourself in books about reading, crafting, traveling, food, rock climbing, and even just walking. Maybe they'll inspire you to stay off your phone a while little longer, and to enjoy some IRL moments totally filter free.