It's so easy to set resolutions, the hardest part is following through with them. I find that sometimes we don't have the time to start making changes because we are distracted. As the new year is approaching why not take the time off to declutter your mind. Consider it a reflection period where you spend some time with you. I am taking a similar challenge myself and after just 3 days of participating I found myself journaling a lot more. My journal has actual plans and strategies that I declared for both my personal and social life.
I encourage you to take the last 5 days of December, or more if you like, and take a mini vacation away from social media. It's a good self care tool and it will allow you to get to know yourself again. Here are some methods that make taking a break a bit easier.
Replace it with something new.
What will you replace social media usage with? By using the replacement strategy you are still keeping your mind engaged, but on something new. During my vacation time I would read a book or do some Journaling whenever I felt like browsing my timeline.
Cut out the triggers.
I knew that the social media icons on my phone were a trigger for me. So, I had to delete the icons to stay focused. For some people it is staying away from celebrity gossip or newspapers. What triggers inhibit your usage? Whatever it is, identify it and if you can get rid of it.
After taking a break last year, I felt as if I had more time to do other things such as work out and take walks. I also noticed that I felt more engaged to work on projects. Not to mention, I didn't feel like I was comparing my life to anyone else. Too me this was the most important aspect. it's so easy to admire the lives of others not realizing that they are no different then you.
So, the question is when are you taking your next vacation?