Today, we’re going to talk about something that a lot of us deal with every single day: the pull of social media.

It’s really easy to spend a lot of time looking at pictures and videos, but this can take away time from other important things. I’m here to share some cool tips to help you not get too distracted by social media.

Fun Fact!

Did you know the average person spends over two hours on social media every day? That’s like spending more than a whole month each year just scrolling through stuff! Imagine what else we could do with that time!

Tips to Take Control

Turn Off Notifications

First up, let’s talk about those little pings and dings that your phone makes. Turning off notifications for social media can help you not get distracted all the time. Try it for 30 days and see how you feel!

Clean Out Notifications

Next, look at all the notifications you get. Do you really need them all? It’s like cleaning your room but for your phone or tablet. Keep the ones that are important and say goodbye to the rest.

Delete Apps You Don’t Use

Have apps you never look at? It might be time to say goodbye. If they’re not there, you can’t scroll through them when you’re waiting in line or sitting on the bus.

Set Time for Social Media

Instead of looking at social media anytime you’re bored, decide on special times to check it. Maybe a little in the morning and some in the evening. When the time’s up, do something else fun or important!

Pick Just a Few Apps

You don’t need to be everywhere. Pick one or two social media apps you really like and stick with them. Less can be more!

Clean Your Feeds

If seeing certain things or people online makes you feel bad, it’s okay to stop following them. You want your social media to be a happy place!

Airplane Mode or Mute

When you’re doing something important, try putting your phone on airplane mode or mute it. This way, nothing will beep or buzz to take your attention away.

Lock Your Phone Away

Really need to focus? Put your phone in a drawer or give it to someone else to hold onto. Out of sight, out of mind!

Move Apps Out of Sight

If deleting apps is too much, try moving them to a place on your phone that’s harder to get to. It’ll make you think twice before clicking.

Find a Buddy

It’s easier to do things with a friend. Find someone who wants to spend less time on social media too. You can help each other stick to your goals.

Social media is fun, but there’s a whole world out there to enjoy and explore. I shared some tips today to help you not get too lost in your phone. What’s one thing you can try to do differently with social media? Let’s make the most of our time, both online and offline!