Thinking of taking a break from social media? Here are our tips!

Special thanks to Bec Box for the weekly reminder suggestion!

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The internet is a wonderful place, but depending on what is coming up on your screen, sometimes it can get intense and overwhelming.

We know the feeling, and have personally been challenged with balancing social media with our mental health. It is not easy!!


It’s good to identify what about “social media” is specifically causing you stress.

The points below are common for a lot of people.

  • Comparison

  • Hate and bullying

  • Wasting time

  • Tragic world events

  • Break ups and dating

Talk to a psychologist, friend or family member about it to help you work through the core issue. Otherwise, if you avoid the real problem, it will just come back once you re-login to socials… even after a long break.


If you are not at breaking point yet and are still trying to figure out the delicate balance of online and offline life, try these things:

1. Turn off notifications

You can do this for everything or certain apps. It helps to take back control and allows you to choose when you want to go on a certain platform.


2. Monitor your screen time & set limits

most phones and computers these days allow you to set limits on how long you spend on certain app categories. Adjust to something that works for you and keep track of it over time.


3. Turn on comment filters

If you are getting a lot of hate online, do everything in your power to protect yourself. TikTok allows you to block certain words on your livestreams, content, etc. Block and report anyone who writes nasty comments, Instagram allows you to block all future accounts the person makes as well so if they are creating troll accounts, they won't be able to comment on your content! Yay!


At the end of the day, do what is best for you and if that means deleting a few apps, then so be it!


We hope when you engage with our content or chat with anyone in TeamTANDA, it feels like your safe space on the internet and leaves you with nothing but positive feelings. We will always be here for you once you return to social media so take all the time you need!


Comment with your social media tips or personal stories below, we’d love to hear!



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