I’m sure we can all agree that getting through the work day without checking social media is nearly impossible. Unless you don’t have social media – then you are a lucky soul. Being a social media addict, especially at work is just not cool. Here are some tips that I follow to keep my social media curiosity to a minimum at work.
The first, fastest, and easiest way to cut out that Facebook feed is to turn off your notifications. Yes, it is that easy. Out of site out of mind, get it? This way, when you check your phone to see what time it is, you don’t have to see those annoying notifications that just tempt you to open them. Because if you do, you go down a spiral of doom and get trapped in the abyss of Facebook videos.
The second most effective way to get your eyes off that screen is to become more organized! At the beginning of your work day, make a list of everything you need to do and make sure you mark them off as you go. The idea of this is that you’ll be too focused on what needs done that you’ll forget all about Stacy’s cool post on Instagram. Let’s be honest, we get on our phones and scroll social media for the sake of procrastinating or curing boredom. If you use this list to remind you of all the things you need to do to, it will help keep you on track.
Thirdly, the final step in quitting social media during the week is…. log out. Log out and make sure that your password and username is not presaved into the app (because gosh that’s just not safe you’re gunna get hacked). Just think that the extra five to ten seconds it takes for you to type in your info (if you remember it) to log back in is just too much work. It’s always a super annoying task to do so just leave it for when you get off.
Who knows maybe all these tips will make you quit social media all together. But then you’ll never know about the awesome Family Feud compilation of Steve Harvey’s most awkward moments. Well maybe we don’t want to completely quit, but let’s take it down a notch.
Happy not social media-ing!