National Day Of Unplugging
Social media…love it or hate it, it’s become kind of hard to imagine life without it. Whether you’re a content creator, a small business owner, or someone that simply enjoys a meme or 25, platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are no doubt the culprits making your weekly screen reports feel like your phone is having stern words with you.
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Whilst there are many advantages of social media, like the ability to stay connected to loved ones and have the news at your fingertips (especially key in these current times), there are also plenty of reasons we'd love every now and then to trade in our smart phones for the old school Blackberries and Nokias that seemed to disappear faster than you can say Y2K. 
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If you think you may be slightly addicted to social media, firstly, join the club. Secondly, here are some of our tips to help make it feel like less of a digital drug and more of a resource...
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1) Make use of night shift mode
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Whilst it won't cure your late night TikTok hole hangovers, this setting will stop your sleep being disturbed by the blue light your phone screen emits. Turning down your screen's brightness also helps too! In fact, a study by Sleep Better showed that people who used their phones with a dimmed screen and night shift mode activated before bed had higher melatonin (the hormone in charge of your zzz's) levels than those that used their phones at the same time without nightshift and a bright screen. 
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2) Unfollow accounts that don't serve you
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Decluttering your Instagram feed is a great way to ensure you're only interacting with posts that inspire you, so that you're not mindlessly consuming content that might make you feel a bit meh (scrolling through other people's holiday pics whilst sitting in your sweats - we've all been there!)
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3) Set aside dedicated anti-screen time
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With everything that's going on in the world right now, it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed. Whilst we strongly advocate keeping up with current events and helping in as many ways as you're able to, we also recommend switching off and checking in with yourself every now and then for the sake of your mental health. We try and set aside some time every evening for non screen-based activities, whether that's reading, journalling, exercising, meditating and pursuing creative projects as well as connecting with friends and family IRL.
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Playing-Cards/Twiin
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Taking a full 24 hour break from social media every now and then if you can is something we seriously advise. In fact, the idea of a social media detox has become so popular that there’s now a dedicated day for it. National Day of Unplugging falls on the 4th of March and we invite you to join us in celebrating. You can take part in whatever capacity you like, whether that’s ditching screens for the afternoon, or going cold turkey for the entire day.
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If we’ve inspired you to enjoy a well deserved digital detox day on the 4th, make sure you spread the word.  We’d love it if you include #unpluggingwithtwiin in any stories and posts you share before your break from social media, as well as how you plan on spending it so we can all inspire each other! Happy detoxing.
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March 02, 2022 — Customer Service