Do you find yourself checking social media 24/7 — fearful you may miss some post, tweet, story, image or video? Perhaps it is time to stop clicking and start thinking about how to make the most of life. Social media has become such an integral part of our lives, yet it is easy to forget that it has only been around for a few years.
Social media is a powerful and brilliant tool; but it is just that – a tool. It has done wonderful things to bring like-minded people together and to virtually shrink the world. Communication has broadened and you can reach further around the world because of social media. There are many positives in the creation and growth of social media. However, you should make a conscious effort to decide how often to use it, how much of yourself to invest in it, and how and when you respond to other’s content.
Take some time out for a Social Media Holiday. Declaring a self-imposed digital ban for many is not practical nor sustainable. But simple rules, such as no scrolling in the first hour of the day, while eating, or after 9pm may be more achievable. In this way, establishing boundaries and being mindful of your usage, as well as your reactions, you are more likely to enjoy a healthy relationship with social media. So look to start taking a break today with a holiday away from your social media.