What I Learned Being Off Social Media (for 8 months) || Savannah Lewie
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What I Learned Being Off Social Media (for 8 months) || Savannah Lewie

ah I don’t know to say what am I gonna talk about hi guys welcome back to my Channel today I’m going to be talking about what I learned being offline for 8 months I just wanted to remind you that there is a $50 Visa card giveaway in my last video so if you haven’t unter already be sure to do that because you still have some more time and also if I sound kind of funny in this video it’s because I’m kind of sick I’ve been sick this whole past week and it was awful but I’m finally feeling better so sorry if you noticed that anyways let’s just get into the video so you might be wondering what initially it caused me to want to get rid of all my social media so let’s start with that I would say it back in about October 2015 was around when I deleted everything so I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with social media in itself but I think that it’s very very very easy to overuse it or let it control your mind and what I mean by that is social media was literally ruining my life like that’s how I felt I would just spend so much time on social media so much time watching TV watching Netflix doing whatever and it was causing me to not get anything done with my life and instead it was causing me to become very insecure oh look at all the models all the famous people all the selfies you know all of that stuff and it just caused me to compare myself to what I saw and I realized how little I could compete with every other girl in the world am i right so this caused me to really have like a distorted view of not only myself but of other women around me and that’s kind of what I wanted to talk about in this video so back in October’s when I decided that something needed to change and I don’t know why I say this in every video but it was just night like any other when I was crying yay and I don’t know if you believe in God or not but I do and I felt like God was telling me to delete my social media so I did it so of course once isolated social media I started replacing my time with other things like Netflix all the time like cable HGTV property brothers and fixer-upper all day every day so I realized that there was more that I needed to get rid of so during this eight months I also didn’t watch any TV Netflix I got rid of my Spotify and for the most part I didn’t listen to like any secular music and instead we would listen to the Bible on audio by the way I should probably note that ran into this with me and he actually still doesn’t have any social media because he’s super cool so after being off of social media for eight months I really only learned one thing and this one thing is something that’s very obvious but it obviously took me a long time to realize it so the one thing that I learned was I may not have the ability to control what I see all of the time but I do have the ability to control how it affects me I was at the point of my life where I just like hated everything I hated media I hated advertisements I hated social media I wanted to get rid of everything I never wanted to see another image again so pretty much the only thing that was ever going to make anything better was if I changed myself so I first started to realize a change in my thinking when I went to Chipotle I love to pull day and I was there in line and there was a girl with purple hair and a winged eyeliner and she looked super cool and she was just like really friendly to being really nice and that was significant to me because I didn’t have any makeup on my hair wasn’t done I didn’t have a cute outfit nothing and I never go out looking like that like ever so I literally like went home that day and cried I sound so emotional like I promise I don’t cry all the time like I I pinky from his I’m not a weirdo so the reason I was being all emotional and everything was because I realized that the girl Chipotle like didn’t give a crap felt the way that I looked and she was so nice to me like she didn’t notice what I would consider my flaws and it just really opened my eyes that like we are our own worst critics that phrase is so true and anyway this realization also made me feel guilty or not guilty see what convicted about the way that I had been thinking about other girls I literally just cried because I felt like I had been treating my other sisters in Christ awfully in my mind like even though I wasn’t going up to other girls and telling them like oh my gosh I hate you for being pretty you know I was thinking that and feeling that like even if I just was walking by a random stranger at the mall I would just hate them for being pretty I was not loving my sisters in Christ and it made me hate them because I really didn’t like myself so I began to look at other people and myself and the whole world negatively so the way that I try to look at girls know not just girls but anybody you see that you have the temptation to judge them for whatever reason is by saying to myself that they are made in the image of God like they are made in the image of God you have no place to judge them or to think anything negative about anybody it doesn’t matter if they’re dressed in a way that you don’t agree with it it doesn’t matter if they don’t have as much money as you it doesn’t matter if they were really rude to you they are made in the image of God and doing this has been healing for my view of other people but it’s also been healing for my view of myself I haven’t really done anything to like sit in front of a mirror and tell myself you’re beautiful you know there’s nothing wrong with you I like the way you look Savannah I haven’t done any of that I’ve started to focus more on the way that I look at other people and no the way that I look at other people is starting to be the way that I look at myself so they are made at the image of God and I am made in the image of God I just really have this passion for girls uniting together because I feel like there’s just so much division among women we look at each other and we compare ourselves and it makes us hate each other hate ourselves we’re not teammates we we can’t celebrate other people’s successes without feeling insecure ourselves it’s just so much competition like even the way that I was viewing random girls that I would see that I had no idea who they are anything about them and I automatically didn’t like them because they made me feel inferior like that is a problem and I know that I’m not the only one that has troubles feeling that way so it’s just really my hope that we as women and especially as Christian women can come together and unite and so lift each other up please community / competition focus on loving each other and also to appreciate the beauty and each other because we’re also uniquely beautiful but we should be able to celebrate this beauty without feeling insecure ourselves and while also knowing that we ourselves are just is equally as beautiful in our own ways so I just really encourage you to wash the way that you’re thinking about yourself because it’s common knowledge that if you think bad about yourself you’re going to believe bad about yourself but I found even more scary as if you think bad about yourself you’re going to start thinking bad about other people all other people and we cannot go on like that anymore especially because we have the responsibility to show the love of God to other people so I challenge you if you need to take a break from social media detox yourself cut out things that are affecting your life negatively and replace that with spending time with God let him heal your heart and your insecurities I’m just overall really grateful for this experience even though it wasn’t that fun for me because now I can know that other women out there probably feel the same way as me so yeah I don’t really know where this video was going but I just really wanted to share what I learned being offline for 8 months and that is I cannot control what I see all of the time but I can’t control how I allow it to affect me so yeah I guess that’s all I wanted to say thank you so much for watching this week’s video please give it a thumbs up if you liked it and leave a comment below your comments are so important to me and special sweetie and I rarely comment on videos so I know how special it is for you to take the time out of your day to leave me a comment so if you do that it’s super awesome I read every single one of them also be sure to subscribe to my channel if you are not already subscribed and if you want you can follow me on my newly launched social media I got rid of all my old social media because it went back to like sixth grade and it was really embarrassing like you don’t want to see all that anyway so yeah you can follow me if you like thanks so much for hanging out with me today I love you guys so much bye so it’s the microphone even Alvin plumbers let it be on you

100 thoughts on “What I Learned Being Off Social Media (for 8 months) || Savannah Lewie

  1. U r beautiful n it sows that u r not posting pics on fb like other people what ever we wear we like to show other whom we r showing may be jealous n have evil eye its good to know that what i m thinking people already done i m going offline bcz i was kind of dumb n idot when i was kid but now i become extraordinary people now likes ne etc but learning new things in life for eg religious n homework what we get we cant cimplete bcz we spent time on it so getting close to god fb cones between i was taking new sd card for downloading snapchat or instgram but later i saw it ruiend my life but i want to be famous so i used it but i saw many good people see our talent n when its good time to expose god do miracle n we r famous at the top position.

  2. Thank you for this video! I watched this because I want to know how to cut my social media usage. And unexpectedly, we had the same reason which is insecurities. I can see that God is really moving in your life!! ♥️

  3. I just extricated myself from Twitter today, after almost 9yrs. I used to speak to lots of different ppl from only English speaking countries.
    I found some to be very cold to me at times and like a best friend, at other times. I definitely believe there are ppl their who only interested in the amount of followers they can get. I had 1 friend who refused to give me her email address so I could keep in touch from time to time. Even when I said goodbye she didn’t respond, in fact, she blocked me, then took the time to tell others to do the same.

  4. I'm so glad I found you on YouTube, I can definitely relate to this in so many ways! You're awesome and beautiful!

  5. I’m doing this right now, i’m 7 days in. I’m so thankful that I have done this. Your video about it is really great!!!

  6. I had a same problem and this video really helped me to realize what I need to do -grow for 🙂 A big , fuuuge thank you for sharing this word ❤

  7. I'm getting these feels too about social media, it's crucial for what I do in terms of my activities as a Musician. But I try to keep a personal life now and just post in order to get clients / business etc for work. It's a balance. I get more enjoyment disconnecting entirely from internet and cellphone and just cycling or being outdoors etc or spending time with ones I love.

  8. Just deleted all my socials felt my last week was not christ centered and I need to reboot myself thankful for this video ♥️

  9. I love this. I’m currently going thru a social media detox after a breakup. I figured I just need sometime to myself to heal myself. Your video is so inspiring. Thank you and god bless!

  10. I love you and your channel and what you believe in. You really opened my eyes and helped me realize what I need to do in my life. I cried when you said the image of God thing. Thank you so much.

  11. I did it too and now its been 2 yrs, y i gave up on social media was bcoz i started feelin jealous and discouraged by lookin at their luxurious life 😔

  12. I just stumbled across this video and it really spoke to me! I’ve been debating on doing a social media detox because it has the same affect on me as it did you! I’ve never thought of it how you put it though I can control how it affects me!!!!!!!

  13. I just deleted all of my social media a few weeks ago & I already feel God moving in my life! I needed a change & it feels so liberating! Excited about what else is to come! Thank you for sharing your heart!

  14. I must say, you are an extremely bold, brave and beautiful girl with an amazing heart to share this message. It takes a lot to be honest and talk about these things and you could really be making a huge difference a in large number of lives! So thank you for being such a bright soul and thank God we have awesome individuals like you who seem genuinely relatable doing his work 😀 <3

  15. Social media is the most updated drug, and we are knowingly or unknowingly making ourselves and future generations addicted to this drug

  16. I don’t want to leave social media all together I just need to not be so invested. Because I express my opinions a lot and challenge people who have ignorant and uneducated comments to put out there. I end up getting in some trouble and it’s not a great thing. This was insightful nonetheless x

  17. i already delete my twitter , i felt just like you , i compare myself to other , specially smart people . i always wanted to be samrt and make people like me but not anymore . I left it and now i’m focusing on my life , family , friends and college . Thank you and god bless you ❤️

  18. Closed my facebook 7 years ago and never looked back. Got Instagram and Pinterest around the same time. Only lasted 6 months before closing.

  19. There are times I log in on Facebook twice a day or I be on it 15-30 minutes a day anyway God Bless You and I like your comment

  20. I deleted my Twitter and Instagram account back in October. It was ruining my life as well and my happiness. Once I got a few weeks removed from social media, it felt refreshing and God was telling me as well to leave it alone and focus on me, my future and my family. Best decision I ever made and won’t be turning back

  21. I think the reasons why people a close their social media are same, to feel the real life, to be more happier, to stop comparing people's life with our. I really agree with ur opinion about social media.

  22. I finally got fed up being ignored with my posts, while my country music superstar sister continues to brag about her recent #1 Billboard and Mediabase country smash. I'm in her shadows and it kills me. I don't have the singing and songwriting musical talent like she does.

  23. I definitely think that reminding ourselves that we're all made in the image of God helps us to be less judgemental towards others because it reminds us that we were all made by the same Creator. I'm going to try to remind myself of this often!

  24. I realized social media was taking over. I would sit and aimlessly scroll for hours, and it took a toll on my relationship considering I wouldn’t cook clean feed/take care of my animals or myself for that manner and my boyfriend was doing all the work. I decided to reflect and put my phone down in order to be more involved. In the end, I felt closer to my pets and my love.

  25. The best one I’ve seen yet!! It’s so important to take a break from social media, especially if it’s keeping you from quality time with the Holy Spirit because I noticed that with myself! Thank you for this video Queen & God Bless!!

  26. I’m deciding to delete my social media rn. I need the detox and to keep my focus stronger on God and where he’s leading me in my life right now. Thank you for this❤️

  27. I faced the same issue on social media.. it made me feel miserable and depressed. Until I deleted all except for this app. Now I'm happy far away from facebook, Instagram etc

  28. I deleted all social media accounts I dont miss anything it was full of trolls fake friends, people you once knew in real life dont even attempt to add you as friends screw it! It's all for teenagers where the scum of all scumballs are looking for bait! Especially perverts yes! FB is one of them!

  29. Thanks Savannah! All truth. Let’s all remember the greatest motivation behind this: Knowing Christ and his love in a greater way, and how he gives us our created identity.

  30. Well now I feel discouraged, not because of you, but because of most of the people in these comments being so against social media. I want to get social media so I can spread positivity and my faith, yet everyone is so against ….

  31. Hi there,just want to say thanks for your sharing ,Savannah ! I do have the same feeling /problem that you mention and I am trying fully over come this problem now.By the way I am christian who from China.

  32. The ONLY social media I have is YouTube. I deleted everything almost two years ago, and I truly feel like I am living a more freeing and authentic life. The people that are meant to be apart of my life will find a way to keep in touch, even if I’m not in their digital space.💆🏼‍♀️😌

  33. I deleted all my social media years ago and never returned. My life is so much more peaceful without being controlled it. I can live my life without worrying about getting a good picture or whatever lol!

  34. "Purple hair and winged eyeliner" I started to wonder if I went to chipotle 😂 Awesome video. I'm a few weeks into my social media break and I relate to everything you said about resentment and self hate. I'm working and praying about it too 💜

  35. You’re super authentic, and I appreciate so much how down to earth you express yourself. The world is so fake and pretends that if you hide your weaknesses then you’ll be fine and all that matters is your image, but that just so not the truth! Thank you for being vulnerable enough to share your heart. ❤️ I have some serious things to consider with my social media 😉

  36. Girl you are gorgeous so its surprising to me that you had the tendency to compare yourself onto other girls. I recently decided to take a break from social media because it was taking a toll on my mental health. I kept comparing my life onto others, and often times find myself comparing myself to other girls. I too feel what way, i tend to resent other girls because they make me feel less(even though I'm the one who is making myself feel this way and its not their fault) I really like your overall message to appreciate one another without feeling insecure ourselves, and view others good

  37. I'm so inspired!!! Social media has really been pulling me away from my priorities and distracting me from my time with God. This just gave me the push I needed to take a break from all of it! Literally just deleted all of my apps and I'll re-download them when I graduate in 6 months. It's time to focus. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  38. I'm only half way through this video but I relate so much. I didn't love myself which is why I hated everyone else. I want this to be a fresh start for myself and for self love and I want to embrace people's happiness. Thank you so much for this, I have been so inspired. Can't wait for this new journey x

  39. This has helped me alot am trying my best to get rid of it and am seeing a very big change in my life and getting me more close to God.Thanks to you Savanna.We are a new Christian channel,please check us out lets serve God and change our lives.Blessings🕺

  40. But you are so Beautiful yes FB has taken me away from God. Thanks I really needed to hear this. Now I know what I need to do. 🙏🙏

  41. Thanks you for sharing this, You just gave me more confidence about myself and that I am made in the image of God and that I am supposed to look at other people and not judge them cuz they are made in the image of God😁❤Thank you so much 😁

  42. so irony that you had your social media account links in description and all purpose of this video is just the opposite !!!!!!!

  43. I recently deactivated my Instagram & Snapchat and let me tell you… It changed me. I’m so much happier. I spend more time with God. Social media is temporary. Jesus is eternal.

  44. REmember JEsus peace on him prayed and is a Muslim. the bible has been corruupted the original bible proves Islam to be true!

  45. Tips:
    -Follow Things on social media that send you good or positive messages
    -Unfollow people that give you a bad self esteem
    -Dont get on social media all the time
    *Social Media can actually be a very helpful tool if used in a certain way to where you control it and not the other way around

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