How to Get Rid of Social Media Addiction

Social media is at its peak these days, almost everyone today with a computer and an internet connection is on one of those many social networking sites. To be honest, these social networking sites are great for our technological evolution, it has connected the whole world very closely, have made expanding your business an easier task, and also have resulted in quite a few uprisings in the Middle East.

But as they say, too much of anything is harmful, so here we are today discussing something that is a result of too much social networking, i.e. Social Media Addiction, which while may not be as popular is as dangerous as any other addiction. So if you’re also suffering from this Social media addiction and want to cure yourself then read below for 5 tips on how to get rid of Social Media Addiction.

How to get rid of Social Media Addiction: The steps.

1. Accepting the Problem

The first step to solving any problem is to accept it, and besides that, there’s no hiding this Social media addiction you see, because everyone sees you always online and they can testify that you have an addiction, so the first step to getting rid of this addiction should be the acceptance from your side that Yes I have a social media addiction and I need to cure myself of it, get rid myself of it.

How to get rid of Social Media Addiction
Accept that you have a problem and you are addicted!

2. Turn off all the Notifications

Notifications are good when they are used with a purpose. But when you start getting those good-for-nothing notifications for every single message and activity of your contacts and have started replying to each one of them then you’re going the wrong way.

The best thing you can do now is to turn off all those notifications and allow them only when you have nothing to do. This in turn will save your time and your precious battery too. So hurry up and turn those notifications off. (Android 7 has made this process infinitely easy)

3. Set your priorities right

Remember that there’s a difference between your social life and your real life. Those friends and networks that you make on these social networking sites are very different than those real relationships in the real world. Try to differentiate between these two.

Know your real friends and spend more time with them rather than spending time on those social groups. This will help you in two ways, you can get rid of your social networking addiction and secondly, you can make some really close friends.

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4. Develop some hobbies

Usually, I get online when I’m really bored and have nothing to do, I’m sure that happens to you too. We use these social networking sites to cure our boredom and then get addicted to them and waste our precious time.

To be sure that you’re not wasting your time like this, you should try to develop some kind of hobbies which can keep you busy in your free time. This can be anything, it can be your jamming sessions with your guitar or sketches of your favorite anime characters and anything that you may like.

5. Take a week off and have a vacation

Do this, deactivate all your social networking accounts for a week and take a week-long vacation from everything. Visit your favorite places, hang out with your real friends instead of Google Hangouts, and spend some quality time without logging into your account.

Try this, just for a week, and you will feel the change. Trust me on this one because this comes from my personal experience.

See more: How to get rid of Facebook addiction

Social networking is a serious addiction, try to get rid of it, real world is a lot more beautiful and meaningful.

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Ketan Jha is an aspiring writer who loves everything beautiful and is always eager to inspire and motivate people! He loves the latest gadgets and technology!

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