Signs Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health

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Set limits

If we don’t set limits around what times we look at social media, or how long we look at it, it’s easy to quickly waste away hours on there. It’s always available to us – it’s on the very devices we’re already using to do everything else – so it constantly beckons to us. But Hussain says, “Set a time limit for yourself on the amount of time you spend online. Let’s say you want to check social media in the morning, mid-day, or afternoon, allow yourself to do so but then give it a time frame. That way, you won’t be as consumed with what’s happening online so you can focus on your daily routine tasks.” She also suggests putting your phone on Do Not Disturb during times you shouldn’t be checking social media, so notifications don’t draw you back in.

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