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It Takes a Village - Even in Business
March 6, 2023
Digital burnout is a common phenomenon in today’s connected world, where we are constantly bombarded with notifications, emails, and other demands on our attention. It can be overwhelming, and it’s important to take steps to prevent it before it becomes a problem. Especially when you make social media your business as I have.
These five things that have helped me avoid digital burnout:
One of the most effective ways to prevent digital burnout is to set boundaries around your use of technology. This can include setting aside certain times of day when you don’t check your email or social media accounts or establishing rules for yourself about when it’s okay to use your phone (for example, not in bed or at the dinner table). Setting clear boundaries can help you maintain a healthy balance between your online and offline lives.
It’s important to give yourself regular breaks from screens and digital devices. Set aside time for activities that don’t involve screens, such as reading a book, going for a walk, or engaging in a hobby. These breaks will help you recharge and come back to your work feeling refreshed and more productive.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention to the present moment, without judgment. It can help you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings and can be a powerful tool for combating digital burnout. There are many ways to practice mindfulness, including through meditation, yoga, or simply taking a few deep breaths and focusing on your breath.
It’s important to occasionally disconnect completely from the digital world. This might mean taking a day or even a weekend off from checking email or social media. It can be difficult to do, but the benefits of disconnecting are well worth it. You’ll come back feeling more refreshed and focused, and you’ll be better able to handle the demands of the digital world.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or burnt out, don’t be afraid to seek support. Talk to a friend or family member, or consider seeking help from a professional, such as a social media or business coach. They can help you figure out strategies to avoid burnout and offer support such as developing processes to manage your time on your computer.
By taking these steps, you can prevent digital burnout and maintain a healthy and balanced relationship with technology and social media.
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