This fall I took a step back from social media for a little over one month to live and breathe outside and away from my phone and its addictive hold on my life. I gave myself the freedom to be uncomfortable in line at Starbucks, at a dinner table with a large group of friends, walking to class earbud-free, or inside of general boredom.
Holy cow did I learn a lot, even from just one month without my apps. Nowadays, I have this practice set into my routine as a preventative health tool during crazy and anxious seasons.
Here is what I learned:
Not every day, but more frequently than some, I end my day with a sobfest-style panic attack.
Panic attacks are different for absolutely everyone. No panic attack for me is the same, though I’ve definitely caught on to my triggers and repetition of behavior.
Hi! I'm Chloe, a twenty-something writer and communications strategist figuring it out as I go along. I love airplanes, oat lattes, and deep chats over cheap wine.
I hope you leave here inspired to explore the world and love its people, or, keep reading all the things. It's good for you!
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