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Oct 31, 2020


Your Relationship with Social Media


  • 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?


  • 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


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

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