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5 Reasons You Should Try a Social Media Fast

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You probably use a lot of technology to get your work done every day. Unfortunately, however, there are plenty of aspects of technology that hurt more than they help. Social media, in particular, can grind your productivity to a halt if you let it get the best of you.

A popular way people are getting unhooked from digital addictions is through a social media fast. Just like a 24 hour fast from food is a health habit that helps the body detox, a social media fast frees up your mind to ditch bad habits and regain its sharpness.

Whether it’s for a day, a week, or even a month, a social media fast can be helpful in a number of ways. Here are a few reasons you should try one out for yourself:

Social media is one of the biggest distractors in the world. When working at a computer, it’s so easy to switch tabs to your social media feed while your boss isn’t looking. Unfortunately, with an abundance of content and updates from family and friends, it’s easy to waste hours a day doing nothing but scrolling.

A social media fast will help you regain your focus. Use the time without social apps downloaded to your phone to instill productivity habits that will remain even once your fast has ended. Instead of checking your Facebook notifications, do some jumping jacks to reset your brain. For example, do a crossword puzzle at lunch instead of watching the latest Instagram Live.

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