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6 ways to protect your mental health from social media's dangers

6 ways to protect your mental health from social media's dangers

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Using social media can interrupt and interfere with in-person communications

  • Commit to not checking social media during meals and whe...

Schedule regular multi-day breaks from social media. 

  • Several studies have shown that even a five-day or week-long break from Facebook can lead to lower stress and

Experiment with using your favorite online platforms at different times of day and for varying lengths of time, to see how you feel during and after each session.

You may find that a few short spurts help you feel better...

If you look at Twitter first thing in the morning, think about whether it’s to get informed about breaking news you’ll have to deal with – or if it’s a mindless habit that serves as an escape from facing the day ahead. 

Each time you reach ...

Over time, you have likely accumulated many online friends and contacts, as well as people and organizations you follow. Some content is still interesting to you, but much of it might irrelevant. 

Unfollow, mute or hide contacts; the vast majority won’t notice. And your...

Make sure interactions on social media don’t become a substitute for talking face to face. 

When used thoughtfully and deliberately, social media can be a useful addition to your social life, but only a flesh-and-blood person sitting across from you

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