The thing about social media is that it’s great when you’re on it. It’s entertaining, it’s addictive.
It’s so much of those things that I find myself thinking, I’ll feel like I’m missing out if I take a break.
When you’re logged into social media it can feel like you need to check it 20 times a day. Even though you know there is nothing there that you need to see, the apps are designed in a way to keep you coming back.
And so you check the app again and again even if you don’t really have a reason to.
Checking social media multiple times a day means you’re constantly taking in other peoples stuff. It could be a useful infographic, educational twitter thread or a new recipe to try on IGTV. However, it could also be celebrity gossip, peoples thoughts on relationships or people making fun of someone.
That’s why I think logging out is so important. It allows you to disconnect from distractions and might even remind you that you don’t it as much as you think you do.
That probably won’t mean quitting all social media for good but instead simply using it less.