The Pop Culture Phenomenon Jen Aniston Doesn’t Buy Into Social Media
Jennifer Aniston is seriously on top of the world right now. In addition to never aging and being a consistent fixture on the style scene, the actress is also making a comeback to the small screen with her new much-anticipated sitcom with Reese Witherspoon. Simply put, she is everywhere. But one place she isn’t? Social media. While some stars like Reese, Kate Hudson and even hubby Justin Theroux document their day-to-day activities on the likes of Instagram and Twitter, Jen prefers to keep things simple and somewhat private. “Honestly, when I look around and see people constantly on their phones, I feel like we’re missing so much. And it’s something we created,” she told Vogue. “It’s hard enough being a kid growing up and becoming who you are and finding yourself, but now you have social media and you’ve added this extra pressure of seeing if someone likes or doesn’t like something you did. We’re creating these man-made challenges and it’s such a drag.”
So what does she do instead of filling her time with liking and disliking and hashtagging her every step? “Dinner with friends,” she says—especially on the weekends. “And Sundays if it’s warm, we’ll go down by the pool and the kids will come over and everybody plays and we make lunch and roll into an early Sunday supper. We relax and hike and usually there is a workout class that happens.” That’s right, it’s as simple as that—exercising and taking part in the life. It’s so important to unplug, and most importantly, know when it’s time to unplug. Maybe we should make like Jen and take some time off from our screens, too. If it’s working for her, it’s definitely good enough for us.