Eithne Shortall: All I want for after Christmas is to be free from social media

We’ve heard of Movember and Veganuary: what we need now is a name for a month without the endless making of little films and sharing of every thought

‘I would like to see what a month without Twitter and Instagram would do for my brain’. Picture: Getty

During the month of December – or at least until the big day – I set myself the challenge of finding time for one Christmassy activity, no matter how small, each day. In order to hold myself accountable, I posted a picture of these endeavours on Instagram. That’s one photo a day. To the habitual social media poster, this may not seem like a lot. But to me, it felt mammoth.

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