Making content is preferable to mindlessly absorbing it.
Have you just now discovered this blog while browsing your Medium feed?
Not to worry.
There are others who scroll through life, too, not just you.
I opened Instagram as soon as I woke up one lovely morning.
The worst thing I’ve ever done in my life was what I just did.
I developed the bad habit of scrolling through my Instagram account for 7-8 hours every day (first thing in the morning).
Oh, and I was aware of all the latest online trends.
Do you remember what was sad?
Not even I was producing content.
I lost hours to senseless content consumption.
I would switch between apps every five minutes.
I finally made the decision to quit doing this mistake, and this is how I was able to break out of the never-ending cycle.
Remove the app.
Yes, doing this is really simple.
It’s difficult to escape the cycle of removing and installing it again.
It is undoubtedly a “addiction,” and the only thing that will save you from losing control in this case is “self-control.”
Keeping yourself from scrolling continuously is just as challenging yet crucial as
– An alcoholic attempting to curb his urge to consume alcohol
– A chain smoker abstaining from or avoiding cigarettes
– A diabetic patient is restraining their want to eat sweet foods.
But trust me, if you uninstall that app and start concentrating on your work, the impulse to utilise social media will ultimately go away.
I gave up endless scrolling in favour of working, reading, cooking, and socialising.
I was able to reduce my screen time and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Activate an app blocker.
Use an app blocker if you are someone who needs to be on social media (a digital artist, a social media executive, etc.).
Here is some background information about app/site blockers:
Apps that block websites and apps are appealing.
Site/app filters can be used to block particular websites and applications.
Secure websites and applications for the time frame you want, then concentrate on other platforms and tasks for productivity.
I did not utilise a filtering website or software.
I chose to do this instead, therefore I deleted the app.
One or two times every week, use the app.
I use it as my social media trick.
Once or twice a week, I download the app and use it for 30 minutes.
On Sunday, I install the app to promote my newsletter.
My newsletters are distributed every Sunday.
Respond to any urgent messages, then immediately delete the application.
Here is where you may sign up for my weekly newsletters.
You can sign in using your PC in addition to the app.
The Instagram app is not as effective as using a PC.
Taking down your social media
It’s the last suggestion because, if none of the above work for you, this is the last thing I would advise you to do.
It is a great solution for removing the FOMO feeling from your system and for social media detox.
But if you’re a social media or digital content provider, I wouldn’t advise you to do it.
People still browse your profile when you are inactive, but deactivating wouldn’t have the same effect.
For instance, if you decide to use social media less frequently, you can log in once or twice a week to interact with your followers.
However, if you cancel the account, there will be zero interaction and your account would completely vanish.
Therefore, I wouldn’t advise this to any creators.
Account deactivation is for you if you want to consume less social media content and don’t concentrate on producing a lot of information.
Even a small number of my readers will benefit, I hope.
I always write about things I’ve done or tried.
Here are a few strategies I’ve found to be effective.
I chose to post it all here because I am aware that many social media users experience FOMO.
Don’t go without applauding and posting your opinions in the comments.
For the benefit of all the readers, please comment on what you do to reduce your use of social media.