Minimize Social Media

Stress Relief Tool – Minimize Social Media

Too much social media consumption can impact your sense of yourself, your identity, and can make you anxious.

I get it: social media can be so much fun! Funny videos and finding out who’s dating who or what a friend is up to can help you decompress and escape for a little while. The problem comes when that “short while” becomes a “long while.”

Social media can run the gamut from being fabulously uplifting to being totally depressing and exhausting, and this applies to all ages. If you check social media at all hours of the day and night, chances are you’ll complain about being tired. It impacts your sense of yourself and your identity and can make you anxious. Social media has created a new sense of impulsivity and urgency, and it can make you feel overwhelmed by what is happening in the world. These factors can be fatiguing and can impact how you sleep.1

The best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to limit your social media usage to one hour or less per day. Consider blocking time in your calendar for your social media fix and stick to the time allotted so that you don’t go overtime (otherwise you will set a bad precedent for your other calendar commitments).

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

  1. Ervolino, B. – Everybody Is Exhausted: Stress And Social Media Are Taking Their Toll

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.


I would like to learn more sometimes I am over stress to the extent that I feel my heart is paining. The true is that I am having financial situation for my business. So I think I would get help here. thank you.

Professor Pete Alexander

Thank you for your comment Opio Sam. A simple process to reduce your stress regarding your business is to do the following 4 techniques:

1. Have gratitude for your business and your health as it is right now – see more here:

2. Realize that your mindset directs either positive or negative energy around you and your environment – find out more at

3. Elicit your personal values as it relates to your career/business – see more here:

4. Set SMART goals for your business so that your mindset focuses on what you want your business to be:

Hope this helps.

With gratitude,
Professor Pete

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