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25 Things to Do During A Social Media Detox

When’s the last time you took a social media detox?

This summer I stepped away from social media for a little over three months. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t miss it all during that time period. I stayed connected with family and friends through face-to-face visits, phone calls and text messages. Most importantly, I reconnected with myself and my loved ones – the ones in my four walls, as my Daddy always stresses.

25 Things to Do During a Social Media Detox

What to do during a social media detox

  1. Journal
  2. Write “just because” letters to family and friends
  3. Paint kindness rocks
  4. Re-read a book that impacted your life
  5. Go for a walk
  6. Take a personal or professional development course
  7. Declutter
  8. Start a home project you’ve been procrastinating on
  9. Complete a puzzle
  10. Listen to your favorite music station
  11. Start a garden or help in a community one
  12. Volunteer
  13. Spend time with a loved one
  14. Go to the library
  15. Write a book
  16. Have a coffee (or ice cream) date
  17. Complete a crossword puzzle
  18. Have a meme war via group text message
  19. Get crafty. (I created this tote with my Cricut Explore Air2 during my social media break – affiliate link)


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Today on the blog I’m sharing 100 ideas for your #selfsoothingkit. . I wanted to share mine with you all. I carry this in my purse or backpack to help ground and center myself when I feel a panic or anxiety attack coming on. . Simple things to appeal to each of my five senses and refocus my thoughts and attention. . This quote is one that I’ve used as my #dailyaffirmation many days. This was one of the first projects I did on my own as a @officialcricut ambassador. Slowly but surely getting in touch with my creative side has helped with the healing process. . A big thank you to my daughter for gifting me with her @yay9 button and a #paintedrock with all the colors. . Simple items that make a big impact on my overall health and wellness. So glad I was introduced to this practice by my care team. . To learn more head to my site and search “self soothing kit”. . . . #CricutCreated #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthjourney #selfcare #mentalhealthmatters #anxiety #mentalhealth #depression #mindfulness #healing #selfhelp #mindful #selfawareness #recovery #personalgrowth #mentalhealthrecovery #selflove #consciousness #loveyourself #selfgrowth #behappy #ilovepaintedrocks #beyou #gratitude #helpothers #behealthy #selfconfidence

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    1. Bake treats for others. (My neighbor loves when I take a detox. It means she’ll most likely get banana bread)
    2. Meditate
    3. Color (like in this adult coloring book found on Amazonaffiliate link)

    1. Listen to podcasts
    2. Be a tourist in your city
    3. Create a goal or vision board

Michelle D Garrett

Michelle D. Garrett is the founder of Divas With A Purpose. She focuses on sharing resources for being purposely productive; setting personal and professional goals and achieving them through daily action; and successfully running a business while focusing on your mental health. Michelle is a full-time entrepreneur who specializes in teaching female entrepreneurs how to show up consistently in their business – online and off.

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