THE #OFFLINE PLEDGE
My opinion of myself is the only one that counts.
My sense of self is not determined by the number or likes or hearts or shares on a social media post.
My mental health and physical well being are my priority.
My self confidence is not determined by "followers" and online popularity.
I am confident to live I.R.L. (in real life).
I am worthy of love.
I no longer rely on the opinion of internet strangers.
I know now that whatever I post on social media applications is permanent and may affect my future successes.
The thoughts and opinions of people on social media platforms do not affect my mood and emotions any longer.
There may have been times when I returned to social media because it is so powerful, and that's okay.
I forgive myself. That was in the past, and I want to move forward now free from social media addiction.
I am so much more than a "selfie".
And I choose my self.
There is so much more to life than worrying about my "selfie", and I'm ready to experience it.
In my journal tonight, I'm excited to write, "This is the first day of the rest of my amazing life I.R.L. and I feel _____"
I am enough.
I have a lot to offer this world and I owe it to myself to strive for happiness I.R.L.
I am no longer controlled by social media use.
I trust myself.
I am proud say, "I'm Offline."
Social media photos and videos are airbrushed, photoshopped, and distorted.
#LIKE4LIKE: ADDICTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
"This type of emotional bond is geared toward instant "chemistry" and the immediate inseparable emotional fusion that happens. There is a loss of the "individual," loss of the independent soul and separate mindfulness. This type of emotional bond never works out well."
-Dr. Stephan Poulter, Family Psychiatrist | Clinical Mental Health Expert