Easy Steps to Help Scale Back Your Social Media Usage

Social Media Monitoring Tips

Smartphones, smartwatches, laptops, computers, dashboard displays, and TVs – there are many ways to get online and interact in today’s society. Although this has created many possibilities, some of us may find that we’re spending too much time scrolling through social media apps on a daily basis. In a connected world, it’s important to understand how to disconnect, too. If you’re looking to reign in your social media usage and take control of your time, here are some easy tips to help.

Limit notifications

A great way to refrain from picking up your phone so often is to limit the frequency of notifications you receive. Notifications are a key driver of our obsession with constantly checking social media because of the randomized reward they can provide. Go into your phone’s settings and stop push notifications altogether to ensure you aren’t as tempted throughout the day.

Use a real alarm clock

The top reason why users keep their phone by their bed is because they use their phone’s alarm clock to wake them up in the morning. This can lead to endless scrolling last thing at night and first thing in the morning. To take back your time, get a real alarm clock that you can use to wake you up – and leave your phone out of the bedroom. Not only will you sleep better (that blue light from your phone can disturb your sleep patterns) but you can save time, too.

Take tech breaks

It’s a good idea to have tech breaks periodically throughout the day. After you’ve caught up on emails, consider turning your phone off for 15 minutes. Increase this to an hour so that you have at least some time during the day that is unplugged.

We hope that these tips help you to cut back on social media usage. For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact the team at Kneller Agency today.

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