Do You Need A Timeout From Social Media?


Social media has it’s pros and cons no different than tv offerings or any other venue of interaction.

Do you ever find yourself being content with your own life and all of a sudden someone or something you see makes you feel less than?  Makes you feel like you should be doing something else or, better yet, concerned with your followers,  likes and/or comments??

Those distractions are simply there to rob you of your joy, your authentic self. 

Don’t let the false pretense that everyone else is having a great time doing something that you are not doing fool you.

I get amazed at how many people have a great need to have companionship only to ignore one another and take selfies to post and interact on social media.   They’re not having a great time with their friends because they’re too busy trying to show you how great their life is when, in reality,  they’re bored as f*ck with their friends but feel they have to prove something to strangers on social media.

I see these types of interactions daily and wonder if they even know that they’re wasting precious time with pretenses instead of being at their authentic highest self where true joy, peace and happiness lives.

A passionate life is what you’re giving up when trying to play that type of  social media game.

Be YOU where true authenticity will shine far greater than pretense.  Show all of you, good and bad because,  you know what? We’re all broken in some way.

You can find more empowerment at

©Emma Ortega Negrete 



About Self Empowerment Lifecoach

I am a self empowerment author/writer and lifestyles coach for over 2 decades. I have coached entrepreneurs, actors, athletes, doctors. Nurses, fitness enthusiast and list goes on. A mother and grandmother. I have worked in many arenas and have found myself always helping others do and be their best. For more about me, go to
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8 Responses to Do You Need A Timeout From Social Media?

  1. eeblack525 says:

    This post was a god send tonight. Your words comfort me. Thank you.

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  2. RJs says:

    I agree with your point. Sometimes a break from social media and electronic communication is a welcomed and needed break. There are times though that I find you just need to tell someone what needs to said and I just can’t avoid using the media as face to face talk seems to be unimportant to the person you are needing to speak with. I don’t like to leave things unsaid as you never if you will have tomorrow to say what needs to be said. I like your posts. Where can I purchase your book? The work you are doing helping people is great and I would like to support that.

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    • Thank you so much for recognizing my works. My books can be purchased at
      I definitely appreciate the support. I ask only one big favor if possible, please leave a review on the books you purchase. I have never asked in the past and that’s probably why I don’t have many reviews.

      Blessings, Emma

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      • RJs says:

        I ordered it online and have already finished it today. I must say that our lives seem to to be a mirror image. I didn’t have the opportunity or should I say didn’t make the opportunity to go to post high school education because of becoming a very young father and instead chose to do my best to provide for that family until they were grown enough that I could pursue a career in the computer field where I have been employed for the past 20 years and survived multiple buy outs. It seems that God chose a different path for me than others but blessed me with enough ability to learn and absorb by watching that I could succeed in an industry filled with Bachelors and Masters degree. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

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      • Wonderful to hear! I look forward to your review on Amazon. 😁👏


  3. paddywall28 says:

    😀😀😀😀 This makes me wanna hold on to Life with both hands & feet.. this is simply amazing. I hope u wont mind when i tell you that i took a screenshot and made it My Whatsapp status💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿😂

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