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10 Steps to Complete a Social Media Detox


Are you getting fed up with social media? When you’re checking notifications all day and can’t catch a break, it’s time for a much-needed social media cleanse. Your phone is likely the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you look at before bed, and the habit of checking in with the latest news online can become overwhelming and tiresome.

Consider the following 10-step social media detox to enable you to log off without completely cutting yourself off from the world:

  1. Delete Your Social Apps: If you think you can survive until the end of your social media detox, get rid of every social app from your phone and tablet.
  2. Tune Out the Haters: If you’re committed to making it to the end of your detox, avoid the social media addicts around you.
  3. Plan Fun Activities: If you’re worried about giving in to the dark side, make plans with friends to stay busy until you forget all about the online world.
  4. Unfollow People and Pages: If you’re dying to know the latest celebrity gossip or check up on frenemies, unfollow or unfriend these types of profiles to create some peace of mind.
  5. Develop New Habits: If you’re always reaching for your phone in your downtime, develop new ways to kick the habit of mindlessly scrolling through social media sites. 
  6. Make Meals Mobile-Free: If you’re determined to make your detox work, keep phones, tablets, and laptops away from the table while you’re eating. 
  7. Embrace Past Hobbies: If you’re looking to revisit the interests you had before cute cat videos took over the world, make time to read a book or cook a meal. 
  8. Block Tempting Pages: If you’re tired of wasting valuable work time, limit your access to different social pages using apps like SelfControl and Leechblock.
  9. Change Your Passwords: If you don’t think you can trust yourself to abandon your feeds, get a friend to change your passwords until you’re ready to log back in, or if you’re extra motivated, delete your accounts entirely. 
  10. Post a Temporary Goodbye Message: If you’re looking to take your detox seriously from start to finish, notify your friends and family via the online universe before you go offline.

Although social media can come in handy in our day-to-day lives, we all need a break from our screens once in awhile. It’s important to disconnect from the outside world, especially when you’re taking time to travel, enjoying an activity, or spending quality time at home with friends and family.


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