Figure Out Your Free Time
First, take a step back and think about what you want to use your newfound free time with. Do you want to start a business? Take up painting? Learn a new language?
Think about it. Then write it down. When you feel like getting your social media fix, spend the time instead on what you want to accomplish.
It’s pretty amazing what you can get done in the time you end up mindlessly looking at what other people are doing online. It really adds up!!
Nix The Notifications
Personally, the more notifications I get from various apps, the more stressed out I get. I also waste a lot of time checking them obsessively.
Just nix the notifications. You just don’t need a constant play by play.
Remove them entirely, so you’re not constantly getting pinged about what’s going on or who is posting what. You’ll certainly breathe a sigh of relief when you do take them off.
Get Yourself A Tiny Jail
Honestly, it might sound really silly, but this really works. I bought one!
It’s a tiny jail for your iPhone. You just put your phone inside, lock it up, and it makes it a lot more difficult to check your social media apps.
You can also give the key to your friend or significant other and tell them not to give it back until a certain amount of time has elapsed.
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
You know that saying, “out of sight, out of mind?” Well, it’s time to put that into action! Make a folder on your phone and put it so it’s not on the first home screen of your phone. Next, put all your social media apps in the folder.
That way, if you’re texting or making a call, it’s not going to be right there for you to think about opening up.
Another out of sight out of mind tactic is taking your actual phone and removing it from where you are. Put it in another room, put it in your purse, stick it in your underwear drawer.
If you’re not looking at your phone, you won’t be tempted to check out what’s happening on social media!
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.
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