This past year has kept us all glued to our technology devices, most notably, social media. Many of us get all of our information from social media, from politics to trendy recipes to the latest dance craze.

It’s convenient but sometimes, staying locked to our screens can affect us negatively and foster feelings of being overwhelmed, sad about the state of the world or insecurity.

Here are ways to avoid social media burnout:

  • Allocate a time just for social media: It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole when scrolling on social media. Set a timer, if needed, to limit your screen time.
  • Get outside for at 30 minutes per day. Connecting with nature is an excellent way to rest the body and mind from social media. If you want to carry your phone for safety, mute the sound and take in the sights around you. Listen to the sights and sounds of nature.
  • Don’t take social media to bed. The negativity you might encounter can interfere with your sleep and overall mental health. Instead read a book, affirmations or listen to relaxing music before bed.
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