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Social media: is it really good for us after all?

The idea of a social media detox is something that’s been floating around the internet for a few years now. I’m certainly not the first person to talk about it, and I doubt that I’ll be the last.

“But wait”, you might say. “What the heck is a social media detox?” 

Well, the idea is that you take anywhere from a week to several months off from using social media.

That means no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter, no TikTok, no other forms of social media at all. Not for work, and especially not for personal use.

Delete the apps (yes, delete them!), log out and don’t open the websites, and avoid it as much as you can otherwise. 

So that’s the basics on how to do a social media detox.

But what about the mental and emotional part of it? What are the reasons why you might want to do one at all?

Well, I first want to acknowledge that there are good things about social media. It can be a wonderful way to connect with and meet people. 

It isn’t all bad, and it wouldn’t be fair to paint all interactions with the same brush.

But, being on social a bit more last year did have a negative impact on both myself and on other people I know. Perhaps this is why people are asking for this topic, or why searches for the term ‘Social Media Detox’ seem to be increasing.

In this episode, I also cover how leaving social media – temporarily or permanently – doesn’t have to have a negative effect on your business at all. You can 100% have a successful, full practice without it.

This minisode is a stand-alone podcast episode. Listen to it below, or search for Life Beyond The Massage Table on your favourite podcast software!

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Social media isn't always the best thing for us, both in our personal lives and in our business. In this podcast epsiode, I discuss reasons why you might want to do a social media detox and how it doesn't have to affect your massage therapy practice at all.
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