5 Benefits of a 30-Day Social Media Detox
We all need a 30-day social media detox every now and again. Social media has become such a big part of our daily lives, and it feels hard to escape
You’re probably way overdue for a 30-day social media detox yourself.
While platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest can be powerful tools in the beauty and fashion world, they can also make us feel stressed out about keeping up with the latest trends or competing to have the most likes on an OOTD post. A 30-day social media detox can remedy a lot of the stress caused by constant social media engagement.
We’ve rounded up 5 benefits of a social media cleanse to convince you to spend less time scrolling and more time bettering yourself.
A Social Media Cleanse Can Reduce Anxiety
Constantly being in the loop and receiving notifications on each of your social media platforms can be a big contributor to anxiety. By spending less time on social media, you can actually decrease your anxiety. (Not to mention all of the time you can now spend on other anxiety-reducing activities rather than sitting on your phone.)
It Can Help You Focus and Become More Productive
Spending hours on end staring at a screen and scrolling through social media is a huge time waster that we don’t even notice or consider. Doing a social media cleanse and spending less time on social media can help you better focus on more important activities and tasks and it can actually make you become more productive. By limiting our social media screen time, we can use that time to become more productive.
It Will Help With Comparison
Whether you're consciously comparing yourself to others or it’s happening unconsciously, these feelings are inevitable when you’re spending a lot of time on social media. It can become hard for us to differentiate real life versus what people choose to show as a part of their highlight-reel. You can't compare your reality to your perception of the best parts of someone else’s life.
You’ll Sleep Better
While spending less time on social media can make you more productive, it can also help you relax. Excess screen time (especially before bed) has been proven to negatively impact our quality of sleep. When we spend less time on our phones, we’re able to relax more and improve our quality of sleep. Rather than scrolling on social media before bed, we suggest meditating or reading a book for optimal sleep benefits!
Disconnecting Makes Real Connection Easier
Social media gives us a false sense of connection. Just because we can see our friends' every move on social media, it doesn’t actually mean that we’re making or maintaining valuable connections or relationships. When you take the time to unplug from social media, you can actually connect deeper with the people you love and focus on actually communicating rather than just being a spectator. Instead of spending time on social media, take the time out of your day to actually reach out to a friend or family member to really connect.
If you’re ever in need of a break, we highly recommend taking a 30-day social media detox. While you’re at it, use the MOBILESTYLES App to book yourself a relaxing french manicure, hair treatment, or one our other PRO services!