Do you all remember the day when & why you started using whats app?…
I still remember the day in year end 2012 when I decided and started using this magical app.Due to busy schedules,we don’t get time to get in touch with old friends.And the main reason I started using whats app is to stay connected..I was happy when I installed app and saw all my friends on app . The main feature on whats app i.e can send unlimited messages absolutely for free of cost excited me most!!! Within a hour I got connected to all my contacts.I was having regret why I started using it late?..how useful it is as whole world is like global village here. I started sending wishes on every festival and jokes on day to day basis.! I was getting replies too from many friends.
My day was getting started with good morning wishes on app and was ending with good night wishes.A year later, I realized my whole world was on whats app. I didn’t even realized how I got dependent on my mobile. In office I could not even imagine a day without taking ‘ThE WhAtS ApP BrEaK’ means break for checking messages,status & profile pics or just scrolling chat window!I am sure this is happening to many of us..& those friends who are not on whats app ,I was calling them as “not exist on planet earth”..It had became such important and favorites app for me..slowly I found my self getting addicted to app but I was reluctant to accept it. Many of us did not even realized that they are addicted to it.
One day morning when I reached office,suddenly a thought came into my mind.. of taking Digital fast started with whats app. With this through I was getting so many through like really can I live whole day without checking single message on whats app ? What will happen if someone ping me for urgent and important things and I miss it!! One of my friend even asked me to uninstall app & for me it is like taking out Heart from me and my smartphone!! I couldn’t uninstall it but decided to stay away from it for a day…this small things is enough to realized me that I was having whats app fever & only way to come out of it is to decide to take THE WHATS APP BREAK!
Instead of checking chat window ,I started speaking to people around me or started doing some creative things or just spending time with myself..!!I got idea to write this blog in my THE WHATS APP BREAK! I was free from all the unnecessary things like what should be my status today..or should I change my profile pic..or irritatingly scrolling down without reading any messages ! It was then that I started to understand the impact that phone,app notifications and group conversations was having on me.Living in the moment is definitely more joyful than living online on social media!!
Time to time ,we have to ask question to ourself.Is ‘Social Media time’ distracting us from ‘Life’?Do we have to be online every day,every hour,every minute?Are we using technology or technology using us ?Are we losing human touch along with excessive use of messenger apps?
what do you think ?pls comment below!!
I hope after reading this,next time when you will take whats app break it will be same yet different!!
Live in the moment!