If you're so passionate about social media, turn this into your profession. Become a social media specialist. You can still monetize your addiction)
First of all, you need to remove FB, VK, Instagram applications and the like from your smartphone and / or tablet, and access social networks only through the browser of a normal full-fledged computer. Over time, you will get rid of the constant "message checks", 99.9% of which are still useless and empty.
you just need to replace social networks with something real in life, although this is completely unrealistic for 90% of people! if you have time but no money for travel, which completely distracts from everything, not to mention social networks that take thousands of hours a month)! count if you spent those few hours a day on a job that would bring you income and spend income on a trip to a new country city place!) I left for a ride all over Europe in March and returned only in August) I rode a plane, a steamer, a train, a bicycle Poland Germany Luxembourg Belgium France Denmark Norway Sweden Finland all this in just a few months at a very low cost) WELL hostels through booking from 9 euros a night))) you will definitely not care about social networks when you conquer the Norwegian fjords by bike 10 hours climbing uphill) or when you wander through the Swedish steppes and Finnish forests) or swimming in the sea near Copenhagen)) eat delicious foods and a variety of dishes))) I lived in Berlin for several months in Bremen in Hamburg in Hanover in Oslo in Helsinki in Stockholm and dozens of other unfamiliar cities) so it all depends on you personally) kill the time of your life for something that will never bring happiness and something new is so dull and boring!) but what will you remember after years?) how did you spend your 20-30 years? home work and satisfaction for the poor (social media)? they are supported and they enjoy such large-scale popularity solely with the support of the government of low-income countries that every trash can afford to satisfy the needs in an interesting virtual world without being able to implement something in the real)
I keep myself busy all day. Combining work with study, sometimes it's even nice at the end of the day to reply to messages, read something interesting / funny. Think of social networks as entertainment for an hour, rather than looking for ways to express yourself in them. But what about friends, you ask? Well, for example, it's easier for me to call and discuss everything you need, than to sit and wait for a sticker to be sent to me.
Well, if you really can't bear it, then try to get some benefit from sitting in networks. The Internet is rich in all sorts of information. Read more, be curious.
Social media addiction comes from idleness :)
But why? This is part of modern life, you can't run away from social networks. Unless of course it comes to paranoia. Then see the doctor) ................................. blah blah blah 140 characters
How many times I have tried everything wrong.
I think this problem is worth looking at in a different way. What is a social network? It is, first of all, a means of communication, which year after year more and more captures us and minimizes the communication we are used to. Thus, social networks represent for us their own little world with a certain number of dialogs, likes, posts, etc
Let's imagine that our account and its field of action is really a separate world. Then why is it so desolate? The first thing to do to get rid of addiction in social. networks - this is to sort everything in them "on the shelves". So, we clean up dialogues, friends, remove unnecessary groups and publics. If you do all this honestly, then in the end the folder with dialogues will be empty, there will be only 30 friends left, and about a dozen publics. And believe me, when your feed becomes a desert with tumbleweeds, the desire to visit 100 times a day on VKontakte or on Instagram will begin to fade)
It helped me that I deleted all social networks from my phone. Because before that, the finger could purely automatically reach the VK button. And now they are not under the nose, and conscience does not allow downloading again.
If you use social. networks for communication - switch to telephone conversations. This is much nicer, and the tariffs are nowhere to be found cheaper.
But the addiction to watch all the garbage in the tape must be urgently eliminated. It helped me to unsubscribe from about 600 publics and groups, leaving only the most important. Something that makes me unable to degrade
Basically, I go to the Social Network through my phone or tablet. And any notification makes me drop everything and see what's there. To prevent this from happening, I just log out of my profile and when my finger automatically pokes at the VKontakte icon, the window asking me to enter the password and login immediately brings me to my senses!
I also have this problem, and I found the SelfControl program on the Internet. There you can add the site to the blacklist and set the time during which this site will be blocked.
But in my case, it turned out that I was waiting for when it would finally be possible to get into Facebook, and then I sit there with even more enthusiasm. Basically, I try to use it to wean myself from going into Facebook in the morning, that is, just to develop another habit, as Ksenia wrote above.
I was also told about this method. You can make it a binding. For example, decide that you should spend at least six hours a day there. And it seems like after a while you yourself will start to feel sick from it. But to be honest, I think that it is quite possible to become even more addicted.
I try to just turn off all social media while I work. It doesn't matter that messages may remain unanswered - there is nothing urgent in contact, friends can wait until evening. In fact, it's much more enjoyable to check the entire feed, once a day, than to stare there all day and track each news item.
There are several techniques that help you sit in social media. networks are smaller. First, take a closer look at your typical algorithm: for example, you come home from work / school and immediately, without undressing, climb into VK. Each, as a rule, has a similar algorithm, his own "habit" (as soon as he has eaten, as he opened his laptop before work - so immediately, etc.). We already do this largely out of habit, it is much easier and more comfortable for our brain to do the same thing every time. So, it is necessary to develop a special "habit" - an algorithm of actions in which only one can sit up, flipping through the news feed, but one where much less time is spent, and we could control the amount of time spent. For example, make a rule that you can sit in contact only while sitting in a chair, and you need to work at your desk. Or when I pull my hair into a ponytail, I tune in to a working mood, which means in social. networks do not sit. You can also set aside some time for social media. networks. The rule to get in touch only 2 times a day helped me. Next, you need to accustom yourself to this routine. After the "habit" has strengthened, it seems quite natural, you no longer need to force and restrain yourself, time for social. you spend much less network
Find yourself another addiction that suits you more. Something that can keep you busy. The point is in which you can jump headlong and not be distracted by anything else.
Agree, it is difficult to sit in VKontakte when you urgently need to cut the dose.