How to control your social media – and not let it control you
Wednesday, 19 May · 1 min read

Using social media platforms can help you stay in touch with loved ones and the wider world, connect you with new friends and networks, spread joy with inspirational images and funny videos, or express yourself creatively.

But, sometimes, scrolling through social media posts may not feel fun, relaxing or helpful.

If your social feeds are making you feel sad, stressed, angry, annoyed or distracted, it might be time to take a closer look at your online habits and find a healthier balance for you.

Because the way you use social media is really up to you.

To make your time on social media more positive, try to:

  • mute accounts that post too often or take up too much of your time
  • unfollow accounts that negatively affect your mood
  • delete the platform that most affects you for a week to see if your mood improves
  • set up a comment filter on a platform like Instagram to block specific words or phrases from coming up on your posts again
Quick Quiz
On average, how much time did people spend on social media each day in 2020?