Social media has brought many benefits to the world and is used by over a third of the world’s population. It can however encourage individuals to draw comparisons between their own lives and the lives that are presented through sites such as Instagram or Facebook. Here are three ways to stop comparing yourself with people online.
Blocksite on Your Phone and Laptop
Blocksite is an app you can get on your phone and laptop that allows you to block your access to particular websites. This can be a good way of taking a break from social media if you find it hard to resist visiting these sites.
Limit Your General Screen Time
If you want to limit your screen time generally without having no access to your favorite apps and websites, you can adjust the hours you are able to use your phone in your phone’s settings. This means you can make sure you don’t use your phone in the early morning or late at night, both times of day that you are more impressionable to making online comparisons.
Remember That the Online World is Not the Real World
Scrolling through social media, it’s easy to imagine that everyone is living an exciting and fulfilling life whilst you are sitting at home on your phone. However, it’s important to remember that people’s online profiles are often cultivated to show the highlights of their lives and not the mundane parts. People can also edit their photos to make that sunset look even more spectacular, so it’s best to take it all with a pinch of salt.