As pretty much all things in life are, social media is great in moderation. But when you find yourself spending all your free time online, it’s time to make a change.
Social media burnout can leave you feeling like you’re out of control and without a realistic perspective anymore. Social media burnout can also even make you feel anxious or depressed.
I understand that it’s pretty impossible to quit, especially as an entrepreneur or business owner. Social media is an effective tool for engaging with clients and customers, and it’s great for staying up to date with colleagues and our industries in general.
Here’s how to keep yourself from burning out on social media, and if you’re already burned out, here’s how to get your life back offline.
Pick & Choose
According to Adweek, the average person uses up to 5 different social media platforms. This can definitely be overwhelming to keep up with what’s going on across all of them, to say nothing of time-consuming.
Try picking and choosing just 2 or 3 social media platforms. Not only will this help free up your time, but it will also help you create more quality content to share with your audiences.
Give Yourself A Limit
Put a timer on your phone when you log onto social media and give yourself a time limit.
This will help keep you on track and make sure you don’t end up wasting hours when you really only wanted to check on one quick thing.
Don’t Enable Notifications
By disabling social media notifications, you help keep yourself from getting distracted by everything going on.
It can get pretty addictive to have to check social media as soon as you get a notification, and you want to be able to use it on your own time…not waste your time.
Try A Break
Try taking a break! Pick one day a week where you just do not log on, no matter what.
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates her own luxury label Bre Avery, along with Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.
Bre is passionate about teaching women how to build a business and be an entrepreneur, in addition to keeping her readers informed of the latest technology trends and exciting products to improve their lifestyles.
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