How to Stop Social Media Addiction
Something that you get used to and you can’t leave is an addiction; we have a different kinds of addictions such as drugs, books, drinks, games, and social media, which is our main topic.
Social media addiction goes to overuse of social media, and all the forms of digital media. Similar to the internet, social media platforms, gaming platforms…
To get rid of this kind of addiction, you should know the reason. Sometimes people want to spend their times or maybe they are curious to find out what’s going on, in others personal life. So the primary step is to stop the poisoning thoughts that make you fake yourself by spending your time on social media platforms.
Here are some tips that will help you to stop social media addiction if you already are.
Notifications are the most disturbing sounds while you are doing your routines. Kill your notifications. You can have a unique plan for your socials. Set a specific time to turn on your notifications to respond to your requests.
You must have a lot of free time that you spend it on social media, and you may have some other hobbies and interests. So change your plan to full fill your free time in the right way, go to art class or try your potential for music. Do not forget your body and its health. Swim, dance, and learn new things…you are going to have more useful life when you stop fooling around in your newsfeed.
Catch up with your friends
Instead of spending your life and moments finding and interacting with fake people that you have never seen them. Interact with your old friends and beloved ones. Travel and make more enjoyable memories. Save them in your mind, not on your cellphone or camera.
Quitting social media is not an excellent solution to solve your problem. But you can limit the amount of time you spend on social media. It’s better to decrease your online hours slowly, after a while you will see you are the one that doesn’t want to waste time by scrolling up and down in home page.
Interact with real people
Try to meet new people; there are a lot of ways to help you meet new people; you can join a club or invite your friends to your home and ask them to bring their friends. Interacting with new people in real life will change your world and mood in a way that you won’t find any free time to even think about your digital world.
You are changing, and until the new habit sticks, you should temporarily keep doing these activities. You may think there is nothing to get you back to your first step, but you are all wrong, so reward yourself, such as an hour free time to check your digital world.
There is always something that attracts you and maybe makes you get addicted. But you should search for the best solution to train yourself to understand how to deal with new things and handle your loneliness. Social media is a part of your life. The digital world is growing and being an important part. It affects all the aspects. So learn how to use it rather than leaving it.