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The echoes of our laughter filled the room as we were thrown into fits of hilarity by "Brother John" in the Mount Zion movie titled "Gbemi". The scene that ignited our mirth was when Brother John, after a sister served him breakfast to signify the end of their relationship, broke down in tears like a baby. Earlier, he had adamantly declared he wouldn't cry over a sister, only to crumble when he reached home. In the midst of our amusement, my uncle, with whom I was watching the movie, casually asked if I had ever been served breakfast before (to break up with someone unexpectedly). Quickly, I replied, "I don’t like eating very early in the morning," eliciting another round of laughter. My uncle, astute as ever, recognized my attempt to dodge the question. He then asked if I had ever done a social media fast, to which I admitted I hadn't. Trust me, my uncle is a meticulous man whose timely advice and counsel have shaped my life's trajectory. He proceeded to enlighten me on the benefits of a social media fast, not just for my spiritual well-being but also for my mental health. Inspired by his wisdom, I am compelled to share what I've learned from him and other insights on this subject with you.

The internet connects people to the World Wide Web; social media is not just a means of communication but also a way to earn some cash. Additionally, it serves as an easy escape from one's immediate environment, causing individuals to drift away from their intimate relationships. A recent study even projected that social media addiction would be responsible for millions of marital issues and divorces in the years to come. Did you know that social media and its addiction also have negative impacts on your mental health? Follow me with your full attention.

In this digital age, we are often submerged in a sea of social media, where every scroll, like, or share seems to shape our reality. But amidst the allure of likes and follows lies a subtle danger; a danger that imperils our mental well-being. Let's talk about the need for what's termed a "social media fast" and why it is becoming increasingly imperative in safeguarding our mental health.

Firstly, what exactly is a social media fast? It's a deliberate and temporary withdrawal from social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the like. It's a pause borne out of a conscious and  time framed decision to disconnect from the virtual world and reconnect with the tangible, real-life experiences that often get overshadowed by the digital realm.

Now, let's delve into why such a fast is crucial. Picture this, you wake up in the morning, and before you even stretch, your hand reaches for your phone. Sound familiar? Many of us are guilty of this reflexive action. But what happens next? You are bombarded with a barrage of images and updates, often meticulously curated to portray idealized versions of others' lives. And here is where the problem begins.

Social media breeds comparison. We see someone's vacation photos, their new car, their seemingly perfect life, and suddenly, our own lives feel inadequate. We are plagued by feelings of inadequacy, envy, and anxiety. But wait, there's more. The incessant scrolling, the endless notifications breed actually a dopamine drip, conditioning our brains to seek validation through digital interactions. We become addicted, unable to tear ourselves away from the glowing screen.

But at what cost? Our mental health pays the toll. Studies have shown a significant correlation between heavy social media use and heightened levels of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. We lose touch with genuine human connection, substituting it with hollow likes and comments. Our self-esteem takes a hit as we measure our worth in pixels and emojis. Now, let me pose a question: Is this the life we envisioned for ourselves? A life dictated by virtual applause and digital validation? Or do we dare to break free, reclaiming our autonomy and nurturing our mental well-being? 

A social media fast is not just a detox for the mind; it is a reclamation of our humanity. It's about rediscovering the beauty of face-to-face conversations, the joy of being fully present in the moment, and the serenity found in disconnecting from the virtual noise.

So, my friends, I implore you to consider embarking on a social media fast. Take a hiatus, however brief, and observe the profound impact it has on your mental state. Reconnect with yourself, with nature, with loved ones. Embrace the silence that follows the absence of notifications. And in that silence, you may just find the clarity and peace you've been yearning for. Remember, your mental health is invaluable. Don't let it be compromised by the incessant demands of the digital world. Take a step back, breathe, and reclaim control of your own narrative.

In the end, isn't your well-being worth more than a thousand likes? For those curious about whether I've been served breakfast or not, feel free to drop a comment below, and I'll respond genuinely.

Until next time, stay mindful, stay present, and above all, stay true to yourself.


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