3 Signs That You Need A Social Media Detox or Break

 Social media is definitely bigger than it has ever been. The fact that more and more people are quitting their 9-5's to pursue their own businesses and using social media as a marketing tool is amazing. There is going to be a time where there's going to be a shortage of staff everywhere because people do not want to work for anyone but themselves. I feel like everyone should own something. I can't wait to see how far social media takes their future. 

    Although there are good things that come from social media, it can also deteriorate your mental health. You really have to be mindful of how much of it you consume on the daily. Even if you use it for marketing and/or business, you still need to take breaks from all of it. Of course, I don't know which reader is taking accord of what I am saying, you might not even use social media for business, You might just use it for networking or catching up with old friends and family. YOU TOO need a break sometimes. Here a 3 signs that might let you know its time to take a social media break or detox.

3 signs that you need a break or detox from social media

  • Screen time- I'm not sure about Androids, but I know with the iPhone, there is a screen time overview. If I'm not mistaken you get a weekly overview of how long you were on your phone. It also breaks down what you were doing on your phone. Such as, social media activity, internet activity, games, etc. I like this feature, because it shows me how long I am on social media. If you notice on your screen time that you're on social media for hours everyday.... Then it's time to start lowering that time. Other things could've been done within that time frame. Use all of your time wisely doing something productive, spending time with family, or just getting some much needed rest.

  • Comparison- I wrote a previous blog post on comparison. Check it out here Breaking Free From Comparison if you find yourself comparing other peoples lives to yours and you feel down about it or even jealous... LOG OFF right away, it is not healthy. Remember, everyone has a story or a testament. You never know what people went through or are going through. It's not a good idea to compare. No one is the same. From a business aspect, even if you are selling or promoting the same product or content, don't fret. You are unique and offer something they don't.

  • You Don't Live In The Moment-  I have seen this plenty of times where people are out somewhere ex. Disney world lol and want to do a video for social media and they are not living in the moment. I get it... content. However, sometimes things need to be more personal if that makes sense. If you catch yourself always wanting to take out your phone when you are out enjoying life with your loved ones, try and practice not doing it so much. 

Later Love Bugs,
Elizabeth Jaca