Focus & Digital Balance

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Social Media is for when I’m tired | Alice’s OFFTIME Story

Alice (26) majored in Media & Digital Culture. Originally from the Netherlands, she now works in Berlin’s famous co-working space ‘Betahaus’ where digital is home. Convinced of technical blocking methods, she thinks that Social Media is most tempting in moments of boredom and exhaustion.

Here’s Alice’s story:

Ironically, I most often feel like having social media distractions when I’m either tired or overwhelmed. Of course allowing myself to get distracted in such moments only makes things worse, and therefore I make sure upfront that I can’t. Whenever I don’t need to be on social media for work reasons, I use the Selfcontrol app on desktop. It disables me from opening any social media for the next couple of hours (I can pick how many hours, which social media, etc.). I’ve never used OFFTIME because my phone is too old, but I can’t wait to start using it! It would be great to have a social media block that I can use during leisure time too.