Stop Technology Addiction by Setting Boundaries with Social Media Engagement
Do you have a technology addiction where you spend hours scrolling?
Maybe technology, television, or social media is more appealing than spending time with others.
If you are missing out on what you love though, learn to set boundaries with social media engagement and your technology addiction of choice.
Why Are Boundaries Important with Technology Addiction?
Setting boundaries are necessary when it comes to social media. Constant scrolling, engaging or focus on social media causes increased stress, anxiety, and depression.
The social comparison piece of social media has grown so intensely that I have clients who truly struggle with seeing the lives of those around them. And the problem with this snapshot on social media is it is often only one aspect of that person’s life.
Other’s have found that they are more irritable, anxious, angry, or depressed. Through exploration, it became clear that my clients were spending an extraordinary amount of time on social media. And were becoming more activated as they were scrolling and seeing various things within their feed, stories, or reels.
If you are spending hours upon hours on social media and struggling with sleep, mood, or completing tasks these all may be signs that you need to re-evaluate your boundaries around your social media usage.
These technology boundaries can look like:
- Having specific times that you engage with social media
- Changing your notification settings on your devices
- Limiting the types of social media platforms you use
- Have a time limit for each device (including Netflix or your firestick)
- Changing those that you are “following” or “friends” with
- Unfollow is an option for those that
- Identify the reasons and purpose of following certain things
- If it is someone providing advice or health information, figure out how that information is related to their experiences and make informed choices!
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