Like many others, you’re probably using social media on a regular basis throughout your day. But have you ever felt like you need to step away for a bit? Contrary to what some might believe, it’s totally normal to disengage from social media and other aspects of the internet to clear your head.
Whether you’ve grown tired of the trending conversations on Twitter or the latest viral hit, excusing yourself from digital mediums for a time allows you to focus on other aspects of your life, and while business leaders and entrepreneurs should be encouraged to interact with their audience as much as possible, focusing on oneself at times is also important.
If you’re determined to reduce your presence on digital mediums, here are some tips to do so:
Restrict your time
If you’re spending hours upon hours exploring various social media platforms and news sites, it’s likely that you’ll start to feel a little burnt out after a while. To rectify this, you should attempt to limit your time with the platform. Not only will it help to prevent you from becoming disengaged, but the focus on a restricted browsing time is also likely to ensure that you focus on the most important or interesting forms of content.
Additionally, putting a restriction on your browsing time frees up space for you to do something else. You should utilise this to focus on other things that you enjoy, such as a hobby or an important project for work.
Pick and choose what you really want to see
If you’re only growing tired of a selective piece of content, there’s always the option of filtering out what you don’t like and what you do. If you’re on Facebook, perhaps it’s time for you to clear out some of the pages you’ve liked but have since grown stale? Or if you’re on Twitter, you could always do a keyword search or focus only on the hashtags that you’re genuinely interested in.
Alternatively, you could make use of social media monitoring tools, such as Social Mention, SmashFuse and Topsy to identify influential people in your field to follow.
Going Cold Turkey
In the event that you do feel like you need to ditch social media completely, it’s important to find something else to take up your time. Look for a new hobby, focus on your career, or spend some quality time with the people you care about.
At times, taking a break from your social media accounts is necessary. Limiting, filtering, or outright avoiding social media gives you time to focus on other aspects of your life. After all, you won’t be avoiding it forever, so it’s important to take a break when you need to, and return with a determined attitude to share, and engage with others.
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