October is the month of painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes around the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.
Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints
I took a sabbatical from social media last month and it was amazing. During my sabbatical, I realized I usually pick up my phone to browse Instagram or Twitter when I’m bored. So, I decided every time I reach for my phone from this bad habit, I would instead learn something new—like a French or Latin phrase! Disconnecting from social media was so freeing; there were no expectations for posting a photo or updating a story. I found myself more involved in my daily routines, and conversations. If you find yourself consistently reaching for your phone to pass the time, consider a social media sabbatical. Create a new habit and learn something new!