Sure, Tik Tok is entertaining as hell (even if I feel way too uncool for some of the dances. Read: the WAP), and Instagram gave us true blessings like avocado toast, whipped coffee, and Jennifer Aniston breaking the internet. Social media is an effortless way to stay connected to loved ones, network in your field, and keep up with the latest from favorite brands, celebs, and publications (like, IDK, @theeverygirl #shamelessplug). However, too much social media can take up your time, distract you from being productive, and might even make you unhappy. Here are 10 easy ways to spend less time on social media, and more time living your life.
1. Be aware of how much time you’re spending on social media
The first step in making any changes is to identify the starting point. If your phone tracks your screen time usage, look at the numbers and quantify what they mean. For example, if you spent two hours and 30 minutes total last Monday, was the biggest chunk of that from scrolling through Instagram on your lunch break or Snapchatting throughout the day? What could you have spent those two hours and 30 minutes doing instead that would make you even happier or more fulfilled?
Identify which apps you’re using most, when and why you’re using them, and how to replace that habit. If you’re a goal-oriented person, you can also make a screen time or social media time goal, based on…
Sure, Tik Tok is entertaining as hell (even if I feel way too uncool for some of the dances. Read: the WAP), and Instagram gave us true blessings like avocado toast, whipped coffee, and Jennifer Aniston breaking the internet.
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