Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Don't Let Your Phone Steal Your Life

We all know how much social media affects our lives. If you are a blogger or someone who spends hours & hours on social media, it's really easy to get addicted without even realizing it. So today I wanted to talk about how not to let social media take control of your life, not just social media but your phone. You need to get in control of it and not let social media control your moves. I know it sounds silly but it truly is like that.
My "enlightenment" started few months ago when i first turned off notifications for my Instagram account. It was interfering with my normal activities. When I publish a photo and my phone is constantly telling me about the likes and comments, so I decided to turn it off. It was really hard at the beginning as you really get addicted and you have a need to know who’s liking your stuff every minute. After some time it became normal, now I don't mind it at all. 
As you could tell, I was absent from my blog for almost two weeks. I had to take a break to study for my exams. I was really battling with my phone. When it was in my hand I couldn't stop myself from checking Instagram, Viber, WhatsApp or Pinterest. First thing I decided to do, is to keep my phone really far away from me. Now, I leave it in my bedroom when I'm studying or working, it really helps to be more focused and productive. Next thing I did was turning notifications off for Messenger, Viber and WhatsApp and oh my, what a relief! Then I realized how I took control of my phone and not vice versa. It's so much easier! 
I think everyone should do it, because there wouldn't be unpleasant pauses when you are talking to someone and suddenly other side is watching at his/hers phone because someone messeged them or  they’ve got an Instagram notification.
It's very important for all of us to separate real from online life. Go out, have fun with your friends, listen to what they have to say, love them and take care of them! Put down your phone and pick up your life.
Turn off your notifications and turn on your life!

Sweater - Dresslink; Skirt - DressLily; Jacket - Rosewholesale; Chokers - Zara; Boots - Stradivarius; Backpack - Zaful; Sunglasses - Diffeyewear;

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Photography: Jelena Milosavljević (Beautyfineprint)

17 comments

  1. I think it is great that you starting to work on yourself, I agreed that social media is very addicting thing! I stopped caring about IG a while ago. Too much stress

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  2. This is a really great post and couldn't have come at a better time ! It's true ! The notifications can be a major distraction so it's a great idea to turn them off. Really love the look here too! So unique and pretty!

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  3. You look amazing in the patched jacket Ana! I've switched off IG notifications donkey ages ago because they were simply too irritating and sucking my battery life *LOL* Good call that you switched off yours too ;)
    It's really important that we keep our phone away so that we can truly connect with our loved ones whilst they are still alive and yup it's real hard to do it. Trust we will get to do it with determination!

    xx Aldora
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  4. I totally agree!
    I try to stay away from using my phone on the weekend as sort of a detox and break from social media. I also make sure I don't use my phone when I'm with company because I hate when people do that with me so i try to be respectful!

    Wanderlustts
    www.wanderlustts.com

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  5. I totally agree about taking breaks from social media is so important and I've found myself get burnt out from it all so I've decided to take weekends off from social media!

    Helen xx
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  6. I totally agree - I set times that I put away my phone so I can deal with life and my kids and people always complain they can't get ahold of me LOL. Too bad. Everyone should take a break sometimes!. And I need this patchwork jacket ASAP! So good!
    XO
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  7. I totally agree with your title "Don't let your phone steal your life" it's really hard sometimes but you have to switch off for your own sanity lol (I do it every weekend) Also I love that jacket the badges give it that old school 90's vibes and remind me of the shirt I used to wear when I was in the scouts also covered in cool badges. ;)

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  8. Totally Agree with you, Social media is Dangerous sometimes... we spend to much time there and we forget our Real Life :(
    This Notification thing a very Good Idea:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this post! I think when you start blogging you don't realize all at once the transition that happens from living life to zoning out on your phone "working" all the time. The past 6 months for me have been similar to you in I knew that I needed to me more tuned in to actual life then my notifications. I literally turned off ALL notifications. I have designated work times and that's the only time I engage or respond to emails. I can tell you that my street level has gone down and my creativity has gone up!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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  10. What a great post! I am guilty of being on the phone all the time, but I agree that it's important to take a break.

    xo, Maryam

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  11. Hello Ana!!
    Great post.I realize also how we live in the disease of the century.
    As bloggers that work on social is difficult, but often it takes a bit of detachment and return to reality.
    Sending love from ITALY.
    EVA
    www.themermaidfashion.com

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  12. You're so right! I had to do the same thing otherwise I wasn't being fully productive in my day. It definitely helps!

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  13. OMMGG I died with this amazing look my love! You put everything together so perfectly! I specially love your beautiful metallic skirt! really lovely Kisses. www.vanedresscode.com

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  14. HI Ana! I love this blog post so much and you look so stunning. I cant get over your metallic skirt! So gorgeous

    xxxx
    thenewgirl

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  15. I'm actually the worst when it comes to social media. My notifications are ALWAYS off and I miss lots of comments! However, I have to admit that I feel much better by being more present in real life as opposed to being on social media 24/7!

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