Recent studies have attributed a great percentage of depression, poor social culture and other anomalies to media use. The media has advantages and disadvantages.
Wrong media use brings the disadvantages closer to you. In as much as the media is essential in our world, you must learn to build a healthy media lifestyle for your own good.
Below are five tips for building a healthy media lifestyle.
1. Set your data limit and stick to it:
Most smartphones come with a setting under data usage called data limit and warning. This setting helps you program the amount of data you would like to consume in a month and when you get past that, your data gets turned off. This feature helps to put a check on your media lifestyle, and it also helps you stay disciplined. Sometimes, you may get tempted to extend your data limit. But we advise that you stick to it. You’ll be happy you did.
2. Use the media responsibly:
There are a myriad of functions the media can perform. The media is a very powerful tool for building relationships, business connections and a host of others. You’ll meet the good, bad and ugly on the media. Be responsible and civil while engaging different people. You’ll surely reap good benefits from the media if you use it responsibly.
3. Be deliberate:
Only you can decide what you want to see and what you don’t want to see in the media. You can do this by following a few healthy pages like the ones talking of fitness and healthy food, you can also follow daily news and religious pages, depending on your religion. Practice being mindful of what you feed your eyes and mind with.
4. Live and enjoy your reality:
There is a saying that the social media takes us closer to the people far away and farther from the people staying right next to us. This shouldn’t be the case, you should learn to balance it all. While you enjoy your moment with those far away, don’t forget to pay attention to your family, friends and those people who are around. Enjoy the sun, enjoy your reality.
5. Take a break for a while:
We understand how interesting the media is that you can not wait to close from a meeting to find out what’s up. There are times you get really tired, but you still open the social media. Please, take a break. Not just when you are tired, but just for the sake of it. It helps you avoid addiction and the pressure that comes with prolonged media consumption.
Bad food is bad for our health. In the same vein, unhealthy media consumption is bad for our general psychology and mental health. We hope the tips we’ve shared in this article help you build a healthy media lifestyle.