With 100% transparency, I can say that I experienced a lot of anxiety coming home from my multi day hike this weekend. All of which had to do with social media and feeling the need to post pictures of my trip and catch up on everyone else's weekend.
It was the first time in a long time that I've transitioned from absolutely no connection to the online world for four days, to being bombarded with messages, notifications, comments, mentions and likes all at once.
It's a really overwhelming feeling, and in all honesty, it sucked.
The time I spent "catching up" with everyone else's lives, made me feel A) less content with the way I spent my weekend and B) more anxious to post photos from my hike.
How twisted is that?
There I was, fresh out of the woods and feeling no more than mildly satisfied about having completed one of the greatest physical challenges and most beautiful hikes I've ever done.
It's incredible how we fully immerse ourselves in social media without any kind of emotional armour to protect ourselves from the horrible ways it makes us feel.
It's a nasty game, and no one ever wins.
I'm thinking I might make a more conscious effort to take days, especially weekends away from social media.
I know it can be used for good instead of evil, so let's try to find that silver lining.
How do you balance the need to constantly be plugged in?