Social media nowadays can be very toxic and time-consuming. People find themselves having to post every day and spend a lot of time on apps such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Reduce the constant use of social media and let go of those habits.
Let Go of The Phone
A few tips on avoiding social media is to not always have a phone around. Having a phone around causes a person to lose interest in what they are doing just because that person wants to check on their social media page. Avoid using a phone when hanging out with friends and family. It’s more fun when a person can dedicate their time and energy just to the person and not the phone. According to the Pew Research Center, 79% of U.S. adults use YouTube on a daily basis. You don’t necessarily have to use a social media app to get distracted. YouTube is a very big platform that entertains and engages with people worldwide.
Find a Hobby
Getting a hobby will reduce the amount of time that a person spends online. Focusing on other things such as painting, reading, or a sport can help the human body distress from reality. The hobby can be anything and doesn’t necessarily have to be a sport or something academic. Finding a hobby can lead to good things. Working out can also be a good distraction from social media. Going out for a run or jog can help a person get some fresh air and exercise, rather than always being on social media which leads to distractions and wasted time.
Be a Role Model
Not being on a phone all the time sets a good example for the younger generation. It seems that younger kids are always on a phone. They are always wanting to get a hold of a phone and it becomes a bad habit. Avoiding spending a lot of time on social media can also improve people’s home life and school grades. Most of the time, a person’s phone is a distraction when it comes to doing homework or getting things done. Social media is also another way people bully others. If you avoid it, the better you’ll be off. Also set an example that using a phone while driving can lead to car accidents and injuries. According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, cell phone use behind the wheel reduces 37% of brain activity. We all know that when operating a motor vehicle the person needs to be fully aware of their surroundings.
Sometimes all a person needs is a social media detox. A person doesn’t necessarily have to delete social media completely. That is up to the person to decide if they want to or not. Doing a social media cleanse is good for the body and mind – to be able to relax and not worry about how many likes, followers, or people are engaging online.
Overall, keep in mind that social media can be a big distraction to many aspects in a person’s life. It’s best to keep clean from social media from time to time by spending time doing other productive activities.