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The Teaching Space Podcast

The podcast is on pause for a year (as of August 2021) as I am tackling the final year of my masters in education (which I am doing alongside my full-time job). In the meantime, please revisit the considerable back catalogue of episodes. Also, give me a follow on Twitter, where I am still very active and sign up for my personal newsletter here. You can visit The Teaching Space website here: theteachingspace.com.

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Oct 31, 2020

Highlights

Your Relationship with Social Media

(02:10)

  • Is your relationship with social media unhealthy? Only you know the answer to this - I encourage honest reflection here.
  • Endless scrolling and finding yourself on your mobile without realising… sound familiar?
  • How many hours a day do you spend on your phone looking at social media?
  • If you were not doing this, what could you be doing?
  • Creating relationships online can affect offline relationships.
  • Your communication skills can suffer.

What Can You Do?

(06:25)

  • Notifications off.
  • Reduce screen time - check your statistics.
  • Charge your phone overnight in another room (get an alarm clock!)
  • Mute, unfollow, unfriend, block…
  • Recognise accounts that cause you stress.
  • Select people to follow carefully.
  • Think about what you share and when to comment.
  • Take a break.
  • Take apps off your phone - temporarily or permanently.
  • Schedule social media time.
  • Create a cut-off time.
  • Phone your friends.
  • Stop comparing - remember social media is a snapshot.
  • Post later.
  • Use blocking tools.

Wrap Up

(16:00)

If you are currently working on improving your relationship with technology generally, you might like to check out my online course, Achieve Inbox Zero. You can find it at theteachingspace.com/shop.

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