A Simple Way to Figure Out the Emotional Link to Your Social Media Addiction

a simple way to figure out the emotional link to your social media addiction

Tool Used:
iPhone Camera & Photos

Duration:
7 days

Part of decluttering digital life, especially social media addiction, is figuring out why we have the addition in the first place. “Forming habits” is the gold standard in many product developments. And “designing a product that could link a user’s emotion to it to form habits” is key to a successful product. Social media, specifically, use this to gain sticky usage. Feel bored? Scroll funny videos. Feel frustrated? Brag about the latest weekend getaways. When you have a specific emotion, the product team wants you to link the emotion to their product.

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Declutter My Digital Life – Challenge #1 Cutting Back Social Media

declutter my digital life - challenge 1 cutting back social media

Tool Used:

  • iPhone Screen Time

Duration:

7 days

I was aware of the excessive time I’ve spent on my phone. But I didn’t have a big motivation to change the digital lifestyle until I turn on Screen Time on iPhone. I highly recommend it. Literally looking at the time I spent on the phone is educational. It screams “you need change” right on my face.

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