Anyone who dabbles in the world of social media knows how all-consuming it can become.
Imagine the sheer activity and flurry of notifications involved if you had hundreds of thousands of followers.
Envisage how endless fans either building you up or tearing you down would affect your increasingly fragile psyche as you scrolled through an insurmountable number of Twitter mentions and Instagram comments.
Milwaukee Bucks star and certified alien Giannis Antetokounmpo is well aware of these damaging effects, especially as the hype around his MVP-worthy start to the season reaches new heights.
But the Greek Freak has a simple solution.
“I just delete the apps,” he told reporters after the Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. “That’s what I do. Whenever I get back to the app, I got people close to me like my girlfriend, my brother that tell me, ‘You gotta delete the app,’ because they know if I get caught up to it, I’m gonna lose it. I try to not watch TV, try not to watch any show that talks about me, and just spend time after [the games] trying to spend time with my family.”
It sounds so straight-forward, but it’s easier said than done.
Many of us are more addicted to our phones than anything else.
The buzzing and bright lights of our phones draw us back to them time and time again, like flies to a bug zapper.
Could you live without all social media as of today?
Didn’t think so.
Thankfully, Giannis has his priorities straight.
Don’t @ him.