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Researchers estimate that an average person will spend 3 years of their life looking at social media.

Does that sound like too much to you?

Do you want to reduce your time on social media, but aren't sure how?

If you answered 'Yes' to these questions, this Byte is for you!

Disable Social Media Notifications

Disable notifications and use social media at fixed periods during the day.

For example, check social media during a planned break in your office hours.

Regain your time and focus!

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Quiz

When you're trying to cut back on your time on social media, which of these occasions is okay to check the social media apps on your phone?

Waiting at the doctor's office

At dinner with a friend

During an online meeting

None of these

Use App Timers

With app timers, you can be in control of the time you spend on an app.

For example, you can set it up so you use Facebook for only 30 minutes per day.

Once the limit is reached, Facebook will be paused for the day.

How to use Apple’s Screen Time and App Limits features: for Apple device

How to use Google's Digital Wellbeing App to set App Timers: for Android device

Don't Bring Your Phone To The Bedroom

Leave your phone and tablet in another room overnight.

Rest and Relax!

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Put an old school alarm clock in the bedroom.

Bonus Step: Set a rule of not going on your phone for at least an hourbefore going to bed!

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Summary

Which strategy will you use to create healthier boundaries with social media?

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Mansi Bhavsar

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