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Haleyc210

556d

I have adhd and am trying to take a social media break. Of course the dopamine dependency on social media makes that hard. Anyone have tips?

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    • Haleyc210

      526d

      I’ve managed to stay off Twitter and weaning myself off Instagram. Slowly but surely

    • Haleyc210

      526d

      I’ve managed to stay off Twitter and weaning myself off Instagram. Slowly but surely

    • Gaz

      546d

      if you can find something dopamineergic outside of it then that should work, but in my experience unless you are naturally inclined to do the alternate activity you will find it really difficult to keep going and inevitable slink back into the social media. best of luck!

    • Trudie_tootie

      556d

      Oof ... quick draw fingers pressing the reply b4 im done. Annnyway. What i do now is have an mp3 player and tell ppl I won't be around (my SO. Or ppl im talking to alot of msgrs and stuff bc I am normally always online via my phone.) I turn off the phone plug it in to charge qnd don't use it for X amount of time. Write down any questions I come up with qnd want to look up and settle into craft hobby or study I want to do. I have found no other way for myself.

      • Haleyc210

        555d

        @Trudie_tootie thank you for this. I find that the dopamine rush I get from Twitter is really about hobbies and things I’m interested in so I’m definitely going to just focus on those instead of scrolling mindlessly

        • Trudie_tootie

          549d

          @Haleyc210 thats a fantastic thing. And I agree spend so much time looking at things I want to do instead of doing!

    • Trudie_tootie

      556d

      Like stated above deleting is great. I don't bc I don't want to have to redo passwords.

    • Katnipp

      556d

      Start trying to focus on your interests outside of your phone. Any hobbies you could spend more time on. Journaling is always a good one, it helps to keep more present and mindful. Perhaps you’re into art, or reading. Take advantage of music! Music is a great way to keep us stimulated. Try finding new music too!

      • Haleyc210

        555d

        @Katnipp thank you! Very helpful :)

    • ClumsyWorm

      556d

      Delete all of them from your phone

      • Haleyc210

        555d

        @ClumsyWorm yeah I did that I still was going on my browser. I finally had my friend take my password and just felt more ready to take a break. So I guess it’s about what mindset you’re in as well

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