Hey lifehackers, Carey & Demir Bentley here.

14 years ago, none of us even knew what Facebook WAS. Now, it’s a huge part of our adult lives!  According to Social Media Today,  the average person spends nearly two hours on social media everyday, which translates to a total of 5 years and 4 months spent over a lifetime.  


If you’re beginning to feel like social media is TOO big a part of your life, then this video is for you.

Today we’re going to share 7 hacks for breaking yourself of your social media addiction so that you can enjoy yourself even when you’re NOT checking your phone! (15 min):

In this video we’re going to give you a handful of tips (some easy, some not so much!) to help you beat your social media addiction:

  • The benefits of turning OFF notifications, turning ON ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, and LIMITING your interaction with your devices
  • How to set personal parameters for yourself on social media – and apps/settings on your device you can use if the personal parameters aren’t enough
  • A couple DRAMATIC changes that you can make that are a surefire way to reclaim your time from social media

Post in the comments below, and share your own strategy for breaking your social media addiction! See you in the comments!

Additional Resources:

Telegraph: 12 Signs You’re Addicted To Social Media

VICE: The Secret Ways Social Media Is Built for Addiction

Thought Catalog: An Earnest Guide To Breaking Your Social Media Addiction

  • Love this post. In the future it would be super helpful if you could include links on the page to the apps you reference! I’m checking a few of them out now.

    • Carey Bentley

      Thanks Orian! Absolutely, I love the idea to post the links to anything referenced in the video.