The kind of diet I am about to talk about is probably not the kind of diet you were expecting. Instead of going on a nutritional diet before the wedding, I’m going on a social media diet.
I’ve unsubscribed to most of the wedding blogs I follow, unfollowed a great deal of my twitter users and deleted most of the social media apps off my phone. Why have I done this? Because of the simple reason that I believe it is contributing to my unhappiness with planning my own wedding and maybe even contributing to unhappiness in other aspects of my life as well. See: Are Friends’ Happy Pictures Making You Sad? Or as Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” And boy, was he ever right.
I’m not trying to cut myself off completely from the world. After all, I did decided to keep this blog. But I did think long and hard about deleting it.
I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself to work on the blog and do a million other things that in the grand scheme of things don’t really matter. I need time in my life to go outside, to play and to do things that aren’t “productive.” I’ve decided to begin blogging for myself. It isn’t fun for me to blog on a schedule. If I don’t feel like writing one day, I won’t. I was approaching this like a job instead of a hobby. I already have one job, I don’t need or want another one.
So you may hear less from me in the future, or you may hear more. Who knows. And that’s the way I like it.
Did you ever have to put yourself on a social media diet?