Updated: Sep 30, 2022
Social media is fun, Social media is relaxing, social media is a great time pass, and even social media is a great learning platform. We all agree with these statements, but only a few realize social media's dark side hiding the truth.
Currently, Social media affect our mental health in a way we can even fathom; from showing a perfect lifestyle to a perfect body to a perfect human, they influence us directly or indirectly.
It's not just creators that experience burnout. You do, too!
With all the non-stop notifications, the pressure to consistently post, and forever-changing algorithms, entrepreneurs and social media managers experience burnout.
Regardless of how often you use social media, it's essential to make time to check in with yourself, set boundaries, and ask for support when you need it.
HERE IS HOW YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH:
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Try to take breaks in between:
Did you ever think about taking breaks from social media?
I bet you didn't because you can't, as you are a social media manager or a content creator.
Try to take a break whenever you feel exhausted, when you feel social media starting affecting you and your mindset or if you are starting to compare yourself incorrectly.
Quick Tip: Log out from social media one by one; if you ever feel that you are unable to uninstall your social media because of work commitment, then you are wrong; everyone has the right to take relief from work, and after that break, one can work with more accurately.
Try to manage your screen timing:
If you're a social media manager, creator, or entrepreneur juggling multiple hats, having a way to manage your time on social platforms is key. You can set up limits for your phone and browser — like Instagram or Facebook. You can also use an extension. Set Timer to remind you to step away from your computer now and then. Set a bedtime for your phone so that all notifications are paused until morning.
Some tools can help you manage your screen time.
Quick Tip: Set an app limit to track and monitor your social media usage over time. You can also set a timer to remind yourself to take breaks. And last but not least, an extension for your web browser will help you stop constant pings by setting a "bedtime" for your phone.
Try to manage good and bad:
As you publish content on social media, consider weighing the impact of your responses to all the trolls or abusive language. When your work overwhelms you, pause for a second and take a deep breath. What actions can you take to alleviate some of the stress you're feeling right now?
Quick Tip: Even something as small as a walk around the block or a quick meditation exercise protects your mental health.
Selfcare is a priority:
Self-care is your priority, and caring for yourself is needed, but it doesn't mean you have to travel around the world or spend lots of money on shopping brands.
Quick Tip: Try taking simple acts of self-kindness that make you feel good; it may be going to the temple, helping some needy, or spending time with your family and friends.
Ask for help and even help others:
While awareness of mental health is increasing in the workplace, unfortunately, many people still face challenges in getting the help they need.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, "fear of discrimination and feelings of shame are among the top reasons people give for not telling their colleagues about their mental health problems."
Quick Tip: If you can, be a mental health advocate in your own company and ask your colleagues how they are doing.
Social marketers need to be aware of the worst and best human behavior online to set boundaries with their work. They also need to prioritize their mental health.
Take time off when you need it
Set your notifications to "Do Not Disturb" when you sign off for the day
Lean on your peers for support when times are tough.
Permit yourself to unplug completely from your work
—your mental, physical and emotional health will thank you.
CRIO app can help you with managing your time and take the unnecessary burden off your shoulders.