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2.Take a turn for less addictive social media apps

2.Take a turn for less addictive social media apps

After deleting major apps you were addicted to, take a look for less addictive apps or apps you don’t like that much. It could be discussion forums or any other. They are also a great way to communicate with people. (you’ll get valuable knowledge too) 

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1. Deactivate your account from Social Media Apps

Deleting the app is like a temporary solution but deactivating your account is like that permanent stamp of your decision. It may take time but you know that you’re sealing this decision for good. As you go through this process of deactivating you will get a feeling of peace. 

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4.Patience, Self-Control, and Discipline

Now, it’s time to self-control! Without these three factors, your war with addiction is nothing. You need to acknowledge the fact that you’re a social media addict and you need to get out of it. With your engagement in other activities, your routine is full. With the help of other apps, your mind is distracted. 

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3.Try to engage in other self control activities

There are other activities like reading(audiobooks are a new reading style) watching TED Talks, listening to podcasts, learning a new habit, self-improvement, and whatnot. You just need to search for your favorite one. 

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