Social media use can be physicallyThug Lifeand mentally affected, such as being overinformed, being highly emotionally stimulated. including being bullied or criticized Therefore, a social detox (Social Detox) should be done to treat the effects of social media. by reducing the use to less To reduce the exposure of detoxification information from social media and rehabilitate the mind
How to make your own social detox
Dr. Chawit Tanveerachaisakul, MD. Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, has stated how to do social detox by yourself as follows:
Turn off notifications during breaks
The brain reacts to sound and vibration alerts. This causes the body to check the phone's notifications regularly. This can trigger anxiety and increase fear of being alone.
Set a time to use the phone
Schedule your phone and social media use, such as taking a break every 30 minutes or setting a time limit of 5-10 minutes at a time.
Do a social detox every holiday.
Holidays are the perfect time to relax and live without the internet and social media. or use as little as possible so that the body and brain can relax
Soak up the atmosphere offline.
turn off the phone offline living Refraining from posting pictures or statuses on social media and doing off-screen activities such as reading, traveling, chatting with friends. Spend time with relatives or family to get the full experience outside of social media.
Manage the content of the information received.
Choose to get information from reliable sources. Reduce unprofitable followers of influencers on social media (Infuencer). And choose to follow only those who make us feel good and happy.
Stop playing on the phone before going to bed
light from device screen Or a smart phone will stimulate the brain to work more and reduce the activity of melatonin that helps to sleep. make it harder to sleep
advice from a doctor
If you do a social detox, you still feel that you are affected by social media usage, such as feeling stressed, sad, or depressed for a long time. You should immediately consult a psychologist or psychiatrist.