Have you recently found yourself endlessly scrolling through Instagram? Are you checking your SnapChat or Facebook without noticing it? Do you feel like everyone’s got it together, family, friend, body and mind wise except you? If you didn’t see it on the gram do you believe it happened? If so, it may be time for a Social Media Detox.
With the instant gratification likes and views provide it’s no wonder the majority of us are glued to our phones 24/7. We’re filling our phones with dozens of pictures of the same donut or the most flattering lift in hopes of crafting the perfect personal image. Meanwhile, your donut has gone stale and your rest between sets went from 90 secs to 5 mins. We’re actively giving up living the most meaningful moments of our lives for likes.
It’s time to reclaim these moments and become present with ourselves and the ones around us.
It’s time for a Social Media Detox.
Here’s how we’ll do it:
Social fasting works similar to diet fasting. You’ll limit yourself from checking all social media platforms between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This will give you time to work on creating a morning routine in the time usually spend mindlessly scrolling. At night time it’s essential to wind our minds down as we prepare for sleep. We call it a digital sunset and it allows us to decrease the amount of blue light exposure at night as well as prevent you from filling your head with useless images and non-productive thoughts before bed.
Your time increments will slowly decrease each week. You may find that you’re already under the suggested time frame and sets within the first two weeks. For others, this may be a struggle. Remember, everyone progresses differently when creating new habits.