When it comes to what we eat, our generation seems to be in total control. We can cut out gluten, dairy, meat, entire food groups without a blink of an eye. But when it comes to cutting back on social media… um, can we talk about something else? Ever since Camille wrote about taking a digital detox last year, we’ve become more and more aware of just how much time we spend every day on social media. But what if instead of doing the occasional full-on detox, we simply starting implementing better habits every day?
I’ve been experimenting with this for a while, and my biggest discovery has been this: you can learn to spend less time on social media without actually experiencing any less of it. The secret is to view it more efficiently. Example: if you scroll your instagram feed just once at 10pm, you’ll see the exact same content that you would have seen if you compulsively scrolled it here and there all day long. But the 10pm check-in took you 5 minutes, and the sporadic, all-day check-ins took you a total of 20. (Not to mention that they distracted you from the world and people around you.) The idea behind my “diet” isn’t that social media is bad (hey, we’re bloggers), but instead that we should be mindful about how and when we consume it. Read below for my 6 step social media diet that you can actually stick to, and say hello to having more focused time throughout your day.
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