Why I Took a Break from the Internet and Why I Came Back
Copywriter// Creative Writer// LGBT+
September 24,2020 at 8:16PM UTC
While working from home during this pandemic, turning to social media is the easiest crutch of them all. I recently took an extended break from the internet outside of my job, and boy was it tough. I missed connecting with friends and reading about current events, and I think I discovered something.
Social media and the internet is not the evil crutch we make it out to be. It is a modern way to access news and current events, not to mention connect with friends while we are social distancing.
I'd love to hear what you all have to say about this. Do you think using the internet is still an unhealthy habit we have? Should we break from social media more often?
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