Unplugging When Working in Social Media

During this past holiday season, I decided to do something that I hadn’t done in a long time- I took a social media break. Granted, I did post on social media a little bit- but I stopped creating a ton of content and just focused on enjoying my holidays more.

For a lot of people, taking a social media break can be an easy thing to do. But when you work in social media, it’s almost impossible. That’s what I discovered throughout the holidays. Even though I stepped away from my social media, for the most part, I still tended to my clients’ social media from time to time.

Don’t get me wrong- I’m not upset that I had to continue social media work during the holidays. But what they say is true; social media never sleeps. It’s on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You really have to be absorbed in it in order to carry it out.

So, how did I manage to unplug while working on my clients’ social media? Short answer- I didn’t. Long answer- I didn’t, but I kept busy otherwise anyways.

I went out of my way to do other things that didn’t involve scrolling through any social media platforms. This included:

  • Baking
  • Watching baking TV shows
  • Binge watch true crime shows (Thanks to Hayu! Not sponsored- I just love their true crime selection.)
  • Play video games (mostly Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, but I also dabbled in Valorant and Spyro.)

Doing such things not only kept me busy but also kept me off of social media for the most part. Plus, it allowed me to have some fun and enjoy myself- be it alone or with others.

Will I take another social media break in the future? I don’t see it happening anytime soon, but I’ll certainly try to do so again. A social media break is never a bad idea- especially if you find yourself stressing out over it. It can be one of the best forms of self-care that one can do for themselves.

Do you enjoy unplugging from social media? Do you have any tips for doing so? Let me know in the comments!




Published by Elizabeth Sarah Larkin

Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager

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