Ready To Stop The “Doomscrolling” Cycle?

How many times have you jumped into bed and couldn’t fully relax without checking your social just one more time? If you answered yes, you are not alone.

Right now, social media and various websites are full of anxiety-provoking articles about Coronavirus, the economy, schools, etc. 

For many of us. scrolling through social media is a bad habit. Breaking the habit may be tough – but it is possible if you put the work in.  Here are 3 tips that can help you get started.

Set a Timer:

There is absolutely nothing wrong with spending time on social media. In fact, it’s a great way to connect with loved ones and keep up with what’s going on in the world. However, too much of anything is not healthy – social media included.

When we are so used to scrolling, we can often lose track of time. 

Ten minutes of intended scrolling can easily turn into 1 hour if you aren’t mindful. 

A great tip is to set a social media timer. As soon as the alarm goes off, put the phone down and move onto something else. 

Remind yourself that your social media accounts will still be there for your next check-in.

Scroll Mindfully:

When we have so many apps on our phone, it’s easy to get distracted. Before opening up any apps, take some time to think about what you are looking to accomplish. Once you have found what you’re looking for, stop the scroll and call it a day!

Immerse Yourself In New Hobbies

Now that most establishments are closed, many of us have a lot more free time, but don’t know how to spend it wisely. 

It is never too late to try new things and explore new interests. All you’ve got to do is keep an open mind. 

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