23 Self-Care Activities to Replace Scrolling on Social Media
Are you sick of the way scrolling on social media makes you feel? That jealous, petty thought that slips into your head whenever you open up Instagram? No matter how many times you tell yourself your life is awesome, you don’t believe it.
Why? Because social media is a highlight reel—and everyone else’s looks better than yours.
I get it. I’ve unfollowed countless people on social media because they were causing me to feel ungrateful (and I recommend you do the same if you’re having issues). On top of that, did you know that social media can cause brain damage? Yikes!
Oh, and did I mention how easily social media can become a time sink? It’s hard enough to manage your time effectively!
So what can we do about this? Well, the answer is obvious—get off of social media. But what do you do instead? That’s where this list I’ve created comes in handy. Keep scrolling for a list of activities you can do instead of scrolling on your phone! They double as self-care activities, so keep them in mind for when you need to give yourself some love, too. <3
Things You Can Do Instead of Scrolling on Social Media
Take a walk
Read a wholesome article (try Medium)
Read a book
Use a sugar scrub on your hands + feet
Do a mini workout
Do something creative
Do your dishes
Make a to-do list for the next day
Call a friend
Journal how you’re feeling
Cook a simple meal
Write down what you’re grateful for
Get lost in your own thoughts
Write a poem
Start learning a new language
Listen to a podcast
Make your bed
Set out your clothes for the next day
Put on happy music and just listen
What do you do instead of scrolling on social media? Let me know in the comments! And if you want to keep track of this list, you can save it on Pinterest: