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Unplug from Social Media

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#Digital Minimalism #reduce #Screentime #Social Media #Unplug


Nefertari Bilal

Social media is pretty popular, to the point where one may be considered odd for not having an account. Despite its convenience in keeping us connected, there are many negative impacts to consider as relates to our self-care. Built to be highly addictive, social media can result in hours wasted as we scroll constantly for a new post or likes. The “socials” can also decrease one’s confidence and self-esteem by setting unrealistic standards for what our relationships, bodies, and lives should look like. By going cold turkey, you can help free yourself from this cycle, but if you are not able to do that, some apps can help temporarily block social media and help you get hours back to do more productive things. Unplugging both physically and mentally can reduce carbon — less time onscreen equals less energy consumed, leading to smaller utility bills.

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  • According to Muchoki, the average American spends 3.2 hours per day on social media.

    True Yes. False No, it is true. We knew it was a lot but this is a significant chunk of the waking hours.