Social Media Detox

🎯 No social media usage for a week.

🗓️ This experiment lasts for 14 days.

Why do this experiment?

Break the Social Comparison Cycle – Scientists have discovered that most people who use social media end up comparing themselves to the lives of everyone they know. The problem with this is that it can have a serious impact on your self-esteem.

🙈 Conquer Your Fear of Missing Out – Social media is engineered to be addictive. When you stop using it for a while, you’ll soon realise you really aren’t missing out on anything important!

☯️ Begin Living in the Moment – Social media may be a viable way to document your life, but it can also become a burden that takes you out of the moment. If you’re living everything through the lens of social media instead of directly interacting with it, your experiences will be of lower quality and become less memorable. Reconnect with the real world!


❎ Delete your social media apps for the duration of this experiment. By doing so you’ll realize how often you’re going to your phone for a distraction and hopefully this will break that cycle. You can also put your phone in another room when you are working, or set it aside when eating a meal or hanging out with friends and family.

🤝 Detox with a buddy! Having someone to hold you accountable can make all the difference.

🤔 Replace social media time with a new hobby or activity. The average Internet user spends about two hours and 24 minutes per day on social media alone. Just think of the new hobbies and pursuits you could take up in that “extra” time each day!

☯️ Make the first moments of your day positive by adopting a morning ritual that doesn’t include social media and work.

Note. You may need to start limiting social media gradually before starting this challenge. but do so gradually. This can be a form of addiction, so you may need to take it slow.

Experiments can only be joined from a mobile device.

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