How to Social media detox.

Social media is the most popular addicting “activity” that people always check, post, like, stalk, and stay active on. But social media is a real energy drainer and consumer, so detoxing from all sorts of social media platforms, now and then is a must. But how?

Detoxing from social media can be done in so many ways that I can’t even count or note. But it is preferable to go directly with the process and cut yourself completely from using your social media accounts.

So as a start, disconnect your accounts. (if you have a business account, keep it but limit your use of it).

If you feel like you will be more comfortable, delete the applications… ALL OF THEM.

Keep yourself busy in the day with things that are more important and can Keep you off thinking about social media: click here.

Get yourself some hobbies to keep your mind peaceful: aromatherapy, yoga, or meditation. Every single person on this earth has his therapy. It is time to discover yours!

When you feel ready to come back, give yourself a “following detoxification.”

 A “following detoxification” is to unfollow all users that may be affecting your mental health and well-being. It is recommended to have a quality following than quantity.

 Follow motivational pages, positive pages. Unfollow all the bad vibes, from people to friends, to any user you don’t like their provided content. You need to do this step to feel better coming back to this world.

And that’s how social media detox is done. Every time you feel down, tired, and low energy and you need some free time for soul searching and self-reflecting, social media detox is the best option.

And while we’re on that topic, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest, and like our Facebook page

How to cut toxic people from your life

After spotting a toxic person in your life, it’s time to take action. (If you haven’t seen my previous post about how to spot one click here).

Spotting a toxic person needs observation, but cutting them off is the tricky part. Cutting a toxic person is full of tricks and games that needs to be taken into consideration before ending it.

BE FIRM.

Be very, very clear with the person about your intentions, be direct, and state your thoughts. There’s no need to explain yourself. Just rip that band-aid quick and go. No, that was a joke.

BOUNDARIES.

SETTING BOUNDARIES is really important when cutting someone off, especially a toxic person. They keep a safe distance between you and the other person, but what’s more important here is to never break and give them another chance to cross those boundaries. Don’t ask about their well-being one year from now. It is not your job.

IT’S NOT YOUR JOB TO FIX THEM.

Toxic people aren’t your job to treat and try to fix at all. They usually show up when they need something, particularly during crisis moments in their own lives. If you still feel like you want to help them with their big problem, and it’s a really dangerous crisis, you can redirect them to a professional to handle the situation. Solving their problems is beyond your capacities, and it will end up hurting you.

DON’T GET PULLED INTO THEIR CRISIS.

Toxic people often make it seem like they “need you” because they’re always in crisis. But the important thing to know is that these are crises of their own making.

Toxic people create drama deliberately to attract more attention and engage in manipulation, so remember this the next time they ask you to run to their side. You might feel bad, but remember that you’re not dealing with a genuine person in distress.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

While fighting a toxic person to cut them off completely, your energy, your time, and mental well-being are wasted. You need a good and healthy source to refuel. Go back to a good friend or a close family member and hang out for a while, and if you don’t feel like it, keep a HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP with YOURSELF.

How to spot a toxic person in your life

Making friends and having a social life is necessary for your survival. But what’s more important is a healthy circle.

What does it mean to have a healthy circle?

Your small circle mainly is your family, really close friends, co-workers maybe. You should always keep this circle of your everyday people healthy for your well-being.

How to know if this person is toxic or not:

  1. You feel emotionally drained after an encounter with them.

Do you ever feel when encountering someone that you’re tired of their same conversations about themselves over and over again? Or that they’re too negative or that everything is either gossip or criticism, to the point where you can’t take it anymore that you feel like you need a break from all that.

2. They try to intimidate you to get their way

They try to manipulate or bully you into making a choice or committing to an action that, on reflection, you feel is wrong or unnecessary.

3. They try controlling you by guilt-tripping you.

They try to use your care and love towards them into triking you to do something. It could be considered a form of emotional manipulation that is highly toxic.

4. They get jealous very easily 

They try to unfriend you with anyone that you like to go out with. They act mad and upset when you’re around other people. They trash talk the other person and make them seem the bad guy, so you stay to them only. You become kind of an obsession fully controlled prey.

5. They are always the victim

You can never accuse them of anything because they will try and shift the blame onto you or another person. They always try to rationalize their actions so they can never take any responsibility for their actions.

6. They give abusive compliments

Sometimes a toxic person in your life won’t want you to feel good about yourself because that undermines their confidence.

They feel the need to belittle, drag-down, and humiliate others — even friends — to make themselves feel better and reinstate the hierarchy in the relationship.