12 Reasons why I deactivated Instagram

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  1. Instagram is very accessible so I would reach for it as soon as I wake up or when I can’t sleep at night. And it is definitely not an ideal way to start the day or end it.
  2. I waste so much time on the app, even though I had only intended to check the new posts. This happens as a result of checking the popular page and/or checking friends of friends.
  3. Comparing my life to my friends (and their friends’ lives).
  4. Comparing my life to celebrities and Instagram personalities (who often pose and project fake standards).
  5. Becoming addicted to likes (there is a scientific study to support that), peoples’ approval, and popularity.
  6. Comparing my Instagram’s popularity to my friends.
  7. It’s a great source of gossip.
  8. I value my privacy (and even though I am often tempted to post, It doesn’t agree with my nature).
  9. It could stir up past wounds like if I’m following an ex boyfriend, or ex best friend.
  10. It conditions my brain to want to seek peoples’ approval.
  11. It could devalue a  great activity just because it doesn’t look attractive on camera.
  12. It makes my brain filled with other people, their lives, and fake standards.
  13. IG tailors the popular page towards your interests which made me spend so much time on the app (Also, I followed some positive accounts that show street animals and their transformation so my popular page was filled with pictures of animal cruelty that was a source of sudden mental and emotional anguish for me).

I just woke up and felt like writing this post cause I have been going back and forth between deactivating and activating my account. Recently, I activated my account after a long period of withdrawing from IG, and I started noticing how negative my thought process has become. I am sure not everyone uses IG negatively but I feel like most are. This post is very scattered but I hope your enjoy it anyway.

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Lunch: Persian Food

The picture doesn’t do it justice. It was so delicious!!

Strawberry and Nutella French Crepes

mmmm so delii ❤

Outfit of the Day: Casual Classy 2, Reinvented ;)

Shoes & Headband: Forever 21

Deliciousness: Creme Brûlée and Cappuccino

Everyone deserves to try this combination. So deli ❤

I couldn’t help but wonder… is it time for change?

Always loved and was amused by how Carrie always started her articles by this phrase so I’mma use it lol.

I failed two of my courses this quarter and got fired from my job and it’s all due to procrastination and my perpetual habit of always being late and missing deadlines.

I couldn’t help but wonder if the universe is trying to tell me something. I feel like everything is being put into perspective and I’m finally unable to get away with irresponsibility like I used to before.

I think the universe is telling me that its time for CHANGE and a NEW BEGINNING as I’m approaching 22 and officially leaving adolescence behind.

21 was one of the most confused years in my life I gotta say.

How did you feel at 22?

Please share your thoughts with me, I’d really appreciate it.

Outfit of the Day: Classy Casual

Shirt: Victoria’s Secret Catalogue; Shorts: Forever21; Shoes: Justfab.com; Necklace: H&M; Shades: Raybans
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