Most often than not we tend not to understand that the littlest of actions and inactions have major and serious effects on how we live as humans. whether you make a decision to lay your bed when you wake up from bed pray before and after sleeping.
All these actions have effects on our daily lives, with the increase in technological products and devices anything we do could lead to us getting tired if not sooner or later, this term can simply be known as burnout. In this article, I am going to reveal how we can overcome social media burnout.
WHAT IS BURNOUT
Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged and repeated stress.You may use the phrase “burned out” whenever you’re feeling a bit tired or run down, but psychological burnout can be much more serious.
In fact, the condition was officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019. Burnout can in fact be a psychological condition that can affect an individual’s outlook on work and life. It can be responsible for making and unmaking your day.
WHAT THEN IS SOCIAL MEDIA BURNOUT?
Social media burnout is simply a form of tiredness derived from being online for longer hours than expected. The people experiencing social media burnout may feel:
- Exhausted or fatigued
- Emotionally disengaged
- Constantly distracted or unable to focus
- Unable to find meaning or value in their work
These are symptoms that have been proven and verified by some health professionals. You can read these articles Does Facebook Cause Depression? and Is Social Media Making Me Miserable? They have records that suggest that sometimes getting off social media can be good for your mental stability.
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HOW TO DEAL WITH SOCIAL MEDIA BURNOUT
There are no direct ways and means to deal with anything actually however putting in the work and making sure to work on some proven solutions may help you overcome the negative effects of this phenomenon.
TAKE SOME TIME TO DISCONNECT
Yes, you heard it right, you can either take 10 minutes 3 days or a whole week to stay off social media. Just make it a point to slow your efforts on scrolling. I sometimes make sure to at least stay off anything concerning the internet for at least 2 hours a day. This time can be filled by talking to close relatives or better planning towards other goals you will want to achieve. So today I tell you to take some time to disconnect.
BE OBJECTIVE WHEN YOU LOG IN
I have no doubt that you cannot avoid being on social media you will log in no matter what in today’s day and age. While Logging into your social media frequently results in pointless scrolling.
Before you know it, your clock reads 12:45 instead of 10 because you got carried away. Setting specific goals for yourself as you log in is an excellent strategy to avoid this. Consider going in to address each brand mentioned.
You can aim towards things like:
1. Look over alerts
2. Respond to criticisms of your post.
3. Choose to ignore what people are saying about you.
4. Participate in a Twitter discussion, a LinkedIn or Facebook group.
You can even decide to block rude people and live a peaceful life on social media.
Consider creating goals for each social media network with a timestamp.
SCHEDULE YOUR POSTS
In today’s world of technology almost everything can be automated, be it the type of posts you will want to make or even the time you will want the post to be published. Meta Business suite and other third-party applications like Buffer help you to schedule your post on Facebook and Twitter respectively.
These are helpful tools on social media to automate your posts and monitor your progress smoothly without having to get to a point where you may become burnout.
PUT YOUR NOTIFICATION OFF
I know this may sound ironic but I challenge you to put your notifications on all social media off if only you think you are becoming a victim of social media burnout. This allows your brain to rest and not consume a lot of unnecessary alerts and messages.
Face it most times we click a certain notification and wonder why we did that in the first place. If you think consuming more social media is not helping you but can’t help but still be on it fine. Turning off your notifications should be the first step but bear in mind that you may need to keep the most useful ones on. Like hypercitigh notifs heheheheh
LIMIT THE GROUPS AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES
This is necessary. Even though the FOMO (fear of missing out) is at an all-time high, you are not required to be a part of every community. While doing so would simply make you exhausted, the quality of what you contribute to your community will suffer as a result.
You are not required to participate in each Twitter chat community. Choose the groups that will be most helpful to you, and join them frequently.
How then can you determine which groups are the greatest for you? You might begin by joining a number of communities to assess their level of interest and target audience. The finest communities are those where your target audience frequents and where there are a large number of supportive and interesting members.
There are several things you can do to safeguard your mental wellness, from turning off the electronics in the evening to engaging in a weekend social media detox. We’re confident that if you use these suggestions, you’ll be successful in preventing social media burnout. Have any more suggestions for avoiding social media after work? Tell us in the comments section below.