1. Limit your use - you can do this by tracking the amount of time you spend on social media. There are apps to help you do this. You can then program how long you would like to spend on each platform each day and when you hit that limit, the app will kick you out. 2. Disable notifications - social media platforms are really invested in making sure we are on the platform as much as possible. So, if the algorithm notices you haven't been on there for a little while
Is social media impacting you in a negative way? Here is a checklist of questions it might be useful for us all to ask ourselves from time to time… Are you spending more time on social media than you are interacting face-to-face?
If you're on social media more than you’re talking to people in person, that might equal a problem. It may mean that you are becoming isolated or withdrawn. And when you are face-to-face with people, are you truly engaging with them or the activity
Social media gets a really bad press when it comes to the impact that it has on our mental health. And although last week we did look at those negative impacts, it can also have positive impacts on how we are (if we use it in a routine, not a heavy or substantial way). The main aim of social media is to help us to stay connected to people. That can be especially helpful if we live somewhere remote, have social anxiety or agoraphobia, have limited independence and if there's a