Hey, who’s the only one doing the job? scrolling social media? When working, instead of focusing on getting work done, I’m actually busy opening Instagram, the days are filled with lying down while watching YouTube, suddenly time runs out in a mess.
Wow, this habit should be avoided, because if you are dependent on social media, you will be tired yourself. Yes, social media is also a place to find entertainment. When you are tired of working, go to Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, immediately your mind becomes fresher.
But remember not to overdo it because it can be toxic. Here are five easy steps to overcoming toxic social media. Check it out, Beauties!
1. Social Media Fasting
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The first tip you can do is fasting on social media. Hmm, is it possible to fast on social media? Isn’t every day we can’t escape scrolling Instagram, go to Twitter, watch TikTok videos, play Facebook, and so on. But there’s nothing wrong you know you do!
Try to challenge yourself for one day not to open social media, but still activate the feature chat and e-mail. Why do these two features remain active, because usually the work in and out of the two features. Well, if you manage to do it in one day, it doesn’t hurt to add the next few days to fasting on social media.
2. Limit Usage Time
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The next way is, by limiting the time of use. If you are required to keep checking social media, are required to be online, and you cannot leave your work, you can set a time limit for its use.
For example, you make the Instagram application settings can only be accessed for 1 hour. Now later if you play Instagram beyond the set time, the application cannot be opened again. Of course you can adjust it according to your needs.
3. Follow Useful Accounts
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In addition to the factor of frequently playing social media, feeling that social media is becoming toxic can also be caused because you follow accounts that are not useful. A provocative account that often creates riots and spreads hatred.
Well you can follow an account that is useful in your life, such as an account that contains quote inspirational, funny videos, about business knowledge, education, and so on. Thus opening social media is not only a place to find entertainment, but can add insight.
4. Unfollow Toxic Accounts
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Apart from men-follow accounts that make you happy, you are also allowed to unfollow accounts that do not have a positive impact on your life. There’s nothing wrong with unfollow friends who like to spread hate, “bodong” accounts who like to make hoax news.
You have the right to choose and sort your network of friends on social media. Because if you like to follow toxic accounts, it will not only make your time wasted for free, but it can disrupt your mental health. So, be a smart user.
5. Create Activities Outside of Social Media
Creating Activities Outside of Social Media/pexels.com/andrea piacquadio
Indeed, social media is full of entertainment. You’re looking for anything it’s all in it. However, if you don’t use it properly, it can make you addicted. Now to overcome this, try to make a list of activities outside of social media.
When there is no task, the work is done, surely you are tempted to play social media, right? Now you can divert it with other activities such as watching movies, doing hobbies, reading books, quality time with friends, and other positive activities.
Here are five things you should do when you feel that social media is turning toxic. I hope the tips above can help you!
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