So many people are beginning to get concerned with the amount of time they spend on social media. In recent years, researchers have discovered a growing number of worrying links between social media and mental health problems. Social media addiction is increasingly being associated with anxiety and depression. Additionally, research is also looking into the effects of teen social media on adolescent development. Social media addiction emerges as the new behavioral addiction, and young people are at a higher risk. I recommends the following steps for people who are concerned about social media addiction. I hope they work helpful
Go on a social media detox
Challenge yourself by going a certain time without checking social media. It can be for a few hours, days, or the entire week. Studies have shown that some students who took a whole week without using social media experienced a “sense of serenity,”. Others though, were afraid of missing out.
Delete social media apps, or disable social media notifications
Some people check into social media carelessly. Remove the distraction by turning off notifications. Research shows that if you don’t see social media alerts every time you pick up the phone, you’re less likely to use them.
Set limits to time spent on social media
Most phones and tablets allow users to check the amount of time they take on every application. Use applications that block social media when you reach a certain time limit. You can also set a limit on the amount of time you spend on social media and stick to it. For adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that social media be abolished during sessions like family meals, and exercise.
Take free time doing your hobbies or activities
Hobbies and new activities can help minimize the desire to check in on social media. The idea is to have your mind filled with things and ideas that are beneficial to your life. Naturally, you will find yourself spending less time on social media. You will also start enjoying going to public places more than staying on phone.