Social media is now a huge part of people’s everyday lives. Most of us are on social media in some way throughout the day. And many people check social media at night before they go to bed and first thing in the morning when they wake up. But being connected to social media constantly can be very stressful and it can take a big toll on your mental health. That’s why experts recommend taking a social media break or a digital detox from time to time.
Only Check Social Media Twice A Day
If someone needs to contact you in an emergency tell them to call or text so that you don’t need to spend the entire day checking your social media. Make a conscious choice to only check your notifications twice a day, one in the morning and once a night. That way you will still be up to date on everything that is going on but you won’t be constantly checking your phone during the day.
Only Check Social Media On Your Phone
Get in the habit of only checking your social media accounts when you’re on your phone. That way you won’t be distracted all day at work by social media and you won’t spend the entire day on Facebook. When you need to work or focus on something else you can turn off your phone and put it away so that you’re not tempted to constantly look at your social media.
Schedule Your Posts
Schedule them to appear at certain times throughout the week. That way you are still active on social media but you don’t need to be constantly on social media in order to get your posts out there. This is a great tactic to use if you are using social media to promote your business or your brand. Scheduling your posts will free up your time to do other things.
Take Rest Breaks
The world will not stop if you don’t check your social media accounts every hour. Once a week or so leave your phone off and go do things that aren’t related to social media. You can post photos and videos when you get back. But in order to have interesting things to post on social media you need to do things. So at least once a week go do things and stay off social media for a day.