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5 Signs You Need a Social Media Detox

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We need social media in our lives, it’s how we function day to day. We interact and communicate more with social media than we do by making a phone call, or even the old school way of sitting down to hand write an invite and post it out.

So when does too much social media usage become an issue? Our team of Adelaide social media experts have compiled a list of “You Know It’s Time for a Social Media Detox When...” If you can relate to these, it’s time to put your phone down. Put your phone down and walk away.


You Know It's Time for a Social Media Detox When...

You’ve posted a photo on Instagram and you are now checking your phone every 5 minutes to watch your likes go up. God forbid the likes don’t go up, otherwise you'll now spend time worrying that you don’t look hot enough in the photo and consider uploading a new one or changing the filter.

You Know It's Time for a Social Media Detox When...

You remember you’ve left a pot of boiling water on the stove and your first reaction is to tweet about it rather than racing home or calling the fire brigade.

You Know It's Time for a Social Media Detox When...

You’re on a date night and you’re communicating through a Facebook post even though you are sitting DIRECTLY OPPOSITE EACH OTHER (sorry for the shouting, I mean seriously you are right next to each other).

You Know It's Time for a Social Media Detox When...

The first thing you do when you wake up is grab your phone and spend 30mins scrolling through all of your social media accounts. On top of that, you’ve just made yourself late for work for the fourth time this week.

You Know It's Time for a Social Media Detox When...

You believe your Facebook friends are real friends. You don’t know half of them, you have mutual friends, but YOU’VE NEVER ACTUALLY MET THEM.

It’s time to put the phone down and go for a walk in the park, look at the scenery. Play a board game and have a glass of wine, and never underestimate the entertainment a game of Uno can bring.