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Using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. can be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends and can also be used to further your professional and employment prospects. For some people social media can become a negative influence, leading to feelings inadequacy, isolation, depression, self-absorption and anxiety.  

If you feel that you might have an unhealthy relationship with social media here are some simple steps....

  1. Remove the social media apps from your phone. You can still access them through your browser but this puts an extra step in your way so its not as easy to check regularly.
  2. Disable the notifications. Its impossible not to be distracted if you are constantly being interrupted (and tempted!) by posts.
  3. Don't take your phone or tablet to bed. Leave it to charge in another room.