Time for a Digital Detox? Stay Informed While Setting Boundaries

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Every day, we find ourselves glued to our televisions, watching the latest news cycles loop on and on. And, if we need a break from all of that, we turn to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and fall victim to “doomscrolling.” While specific goings-on may make your stress levels spike or mess with your sleep patterns, it’s clear that social media- and news-caused strain isn’t isolated to just one particularly rough day, week or month.

Yes, staying informed is important, but an information overload of disheartening or stressful stories can take a huge toll on your mental health, and getting that in check is essential. That said, let’s take a look at how to regulate your news and social media intake by performing a "digital detox" of sorts.