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While you want to be informed on the state of the world, catching up via social media is exhausting and time-consuming.
Consider limiting your news to once or twice a day in a more concentrated way, like listening to a briefing podcast or signing up for an EOD newsletter, or going directly...
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Our phones, especially social media apps, may drain our time and energy. Scrolling often starts when you're responding to a message, reading an article, or looking at a few pictures. Then, four hours later, you feel nauseated by the wasted time.
To avoid this, get specific about th...
If you find yourself posting a lot, ask what specifically you're seeking and if there are other ways that would leave you feeling better.
It's worthwhile to consider what you are posting to the world. Posting stories, tweeting, and messaging lead to back-and-forth response...
If you find yourself picking up your phone out of habit or boredom, find alternative ways to spend your time.
If you don't have a hobby, now is a good time to find one. Recommendations would be reading books, making art or gifts for friends.
Even if you love a good text conversation, it might mean that you are more online than you otherwise might be.
One solution is to treat your phone like a phone. If you feel uncomfortable phoning, consider informing your friends that you will start calling more often, so they don't assume t...
We often open apps more out of muscle memory and not a desire to see what is happening.
Apps are not necessarily the best way to communicate personal or semi-private info, nor is it adequate to learn about your friends.
A weekly family FaceTime or a weekly email might be better to stay in touch and is less draining.
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During 2020, some have lost loved ones, some are working on the front lines, while other's don't have enough food or a safe place to live.
If you are not one of these people, you may feel gratitude, and maybe a bit of guilt. You may feel uncomfortable or even shameful to be enjoyi...
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