I’d ask you how you moderate your social media scrolling time. Once collapsing into bed for the night I usually decompress by catching up on Instagram, Snapchat, blogs, etc. And despite being exhausted and desperate for a good nights sleep I often stay up way past my bedtime scrolling past people I don’t know, outfits I can’t afford, recipes I’ll never make, homes that make me envious, and more! I don’t know how this even happened (cough, Nordstrom loop giveaways, cough), but somehow I found myself trying to keep up with hundreds and hundreds of accounts — many of which I didn’t really even care about. So I recently did a little spring cleaning as a baby step towards hopefully spending less time on social media. Because if there’s less content available then maybe I’ll spend less time on my phone, sleep more or maybe even just spend more screen-free time with my husband — because he’s pretty freaking spectacular. The second step was setting a 30 minute scroll limit once I dive into bed. One of my besties is doing this with me too which is nice for accountability!
Anyway, I am happy to report that I am loving my less busy social media feeds. Instead of seeing the same dress over and over I see more moments of my friends’ kids being adorable and (for the most part) am following people who I would absolutely be excited to see in the same aisle as me in Target. I still have a good variety of content to scroll though but it’s just scaled back tremendously to people, stores, bloggers, etc. who I love and never want to miss a post — and I’ve found I can do it in 30 minutes!
Now tell me how you manage your scrolling time. Do you check your social media feeds throughout the day? Or do you limit it to certain times? Or certain amounts of time? Tell me. Tell me! (Judgment-free zone here, I promise)!