From Musical.ly to TikTok. TikTok is a digital platform that is shares videos for people to view and watch. It is a way to express yourself. The app is mainly used for dancing videos. I have said I will never download TikTok or become a tiktoker. I have to admit I lied to myself. The pandemic made me do it. People kept pestering me to get TikTok. After I downloaded it, I noticed had an account. I found out I was a TikToker by accident. I found my old Musical.ly videos when I was in middle school. EMBARRASSING. After scrolling through videos I became addicted to it. I just kept scrolling and scrolling. This was a sign of Social Media Addiction and many people are affected by it.

What is Social Media Addiction?

Social media addiction can be compared to any addiction such as drug or alcohol addiction. Social media addiction is when the victim is dependent on social media, it becomes a weakness. Usually, people with this addiction has a ‘FOMO’, Fear Of Missing Out. Is a type of anxiety that makes them feel excluded on the new trends. The addiction can be bad to the point you struggle with online vs. reality. But there are ways to defeat Social Media addiction.

Here are 5 ways to overcome Social Media Addiction:

  1. Put your phone on Do not Disturb (DND): this has helped me a lot. After I become productive I tend to forget about my phone being on DND.
  2. Remove your phone from your morning schedule: Make sure your phone is not close to you when you wake up. Make sure it is where you cannot reach it from your bed. This way it is easier for you not to scroll on your phone while on bed.
  3. Find other ways to entertain yourself: There are other ways to entertain yourself, such as reading a book or working on a puzzle. You can also find a new skill while you are entertaining yourself.
  4. Do not worry about your social media presence: Many people tend to worry about what they will post or what their caption will be.
  5. Detox yourself from Social Media: Completely, boycotting social media and focusing on yourself. I tend to have these once in a while. It is nice, but sometimes they do not last long for me. I plan on doing it for at least 2 weeks.

Have you ever become addicted to Social Media? Let me know in the comment section below…




  1. Great post! I’m so glad you covered this topic. I’m pretty sure I’m still slightly addicted to social media. I used to spend hours endlessly scrolling on TikTok, so now I’ve made it a point to mute notifications. Now I open it maybe once a month! I think another good way to get over a social media addiction is to delete the app. You can still use it if you want, but you have to go through the effort of redownloading and signing in. An extra few steps makes it so that you have to consider if you really should be using it!

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