There's no doubt social media has changed the way we interact with people. Not only is it easier to keep up with friends and family, we now know what our elementary school acquaintances had for lunch and the intricacies of our distant cousins’ political views. But continually scrolling through our social feeds can have some not-so-great consequences.
“Several studies show that people who spend the most time on social media — more than two hours a day — had twice the odds of perceived social isolation than those who said they spent a half-hour or less per day on social media sites,” says business coach and consultant Barbara Cox, Ph.D. So here’s how to take break without isolating yourself or alienating your nearest and dearest.