8 Ways To Regain Control Over Your Relationship With Social Media

Jerry said it this past weekend as we started our newest message series entitled, #hashtag. “Social media is like money. It’s not good or bad by itself. It’s all in how we use it.” The reality is though, many people are paying more attention to their virtual reality than the real world around them. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to give you eight practicle ways to regain control over your relationship with social media.

(Note: These eight ideas are based on a section in the introduction of Craig Groeschel’s book, #struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World)

8 Ways To Regain Control Over Your Relationship With Social Media

  1. Instead of comparing selfies with someone else, thank God for what you have/who you are.
  2. Set up a “No-screen zone” so your family or friends can have your full attention.
  3. Make sure to show people the unfiltered part of your life every now and then.
  4. Avoid the temptation to scroll past the sad stories and move on with your day.
  5. Set up boundaries with your spouse/children to keep your mind pure.
  6. Compliment someone in real life about something you noticed online.
  7. If social media is getting in the way of your relationship with God, take some time off.
  8. When you get in your bed, put the phone down :)