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Social media. It’s a love hate relationship for a lot of us, myself included. I do love that I have the ability to share a new blog post or cute snap of Tyler at the tap of a few buttons, but also, it’s a time sucker.

How many times have you woken up, reached for your phone and begun to scroll through your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds? Eagerly looking out for some crucial gossip you might have missed whilst you were sleeping or maybe you’re looking to see what your favourite instagrammers have had for breakfast.

Some days social media gives me so much inspiration and makes me feel like I can take on the world. Other days, I hate it, it drains me creatively and emotionally and makes me feel pretty crap. “Why don’t I look like -X-“how does she manage to always get so much done?” Just a couple of negative, self doubting thoughts that I’m sure you’ve had too.

Today I have teamed up with my wonderful blogging pal Louise from LouiseChatters to bring you 10 new things that you can do instead of scrolling through social media. Once you’ve had a read here, head over to Louise’s blog to see the other 5!

Have a clear out
We’ve all got one room or corner of our home that we desperately need to sort out but constantly put off. Or maybe it’s your wardrobe that needs decluttering? This is your sign to do it now, today! Well, after you’ve finished reading this post of of course.

Listen to your favourite album
I recently spoke about some things that I’ve implemented into my daily life that help me to better manage my mental health and one of those things was singing. I’m not the worlds greatest(I’m pretty atrocious) but I enjoy it! Whether it’s singing to your favourite jams or just listening, put your favourite album on Spotify, grab a fluffy blanket and your coffee and sit back and enjoy. My favourite album right now is The Spark by Enter Shikari.

This is something that I have dabbled in and out of for years but recently I’ve found myself turning to my journals and diaries more often. Why not use your time away from social media to start that bullet journal that you’ve been pinning for? Or dig out some old photos and add them into your current diary. I personally find journaling therapeutic and it’s always nice to be able to look back and see what you were doing / how you were feeling at a certain point in time.
There are no rules with journaling, just remember to have fun and remember that you have full creative direction!

Get out and photograph your local area
Whether you’ve lived in your town since you were born or you only moved there last week, you can’t have possibly seen every nook and cranny it has to offer. You don’t need a fancy camera, just your phone will do(but remember to turn your 3G off or put aeroplane mode on so that you don’t get tempted to upload to the gram!) You might be surprised at what you find.


Learn Something New
Now, there are a number of ways you could do this. I’ve recently discovered that I bloody love podcasts. There are hundreds available for free that are educational. For example, right now I’m listening to “They Walk Among Us” which is all about UK true crime. I know this might not be everybody’s cup of tea but you could listen to one about cooking or a foreign language, the possibilities are endless. Or why not sign up to and attend a webinar? Google a topic you’re interested in learning more about and sign yourself up!

You can see Louise’s 5 things here! Don’t forget to pin this post using the pin below!

5 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF SCROLLING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA | pin me | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com

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  1. I so agree with this! The first thing I did when I woke up was to check my phone and scroll through social media, it’s quite frustrating. But I find doing a massive clear out or house cleaning helps because it takes so long for me to do tehe.

    Lizzie Bee // http://www.hellolizziebee.com

  2. I need to do more of this, I would hate to think how much time I spend scrolling through various apps xx

  3. Completely agree with this. I've been reading lots more since I stopped scrolling through my feeds after 9pm. I need to start crocheting some of the things I've been pinning!

  4. I really need to do more of this, every free moment is spent scrolling here, I wonder what I could do with all that time if I just stopped! eek! xx

  5. Such great ideas! It's important to put the phone down and look around. There is so much beauty around us that we miss by being glued to our phones. It also let's us appreciate the things in our lives instead of having FOMO over other's lives .

  6. Such a lovely post Maisie! I have just lost WiFi for a few days so it’s safe to say I’ll start doing other things than scrolling on social media as much! I’m going to get out the house I think since I can’t work! ��

    Gemmalouise.co.uk x

  7. I wish that I could find a way to see how much time I've spent on my phone on social media apps!

  8. Thank you lovely! Argh it is frustrating but it'll deffo give you some time to enjoy the outdoors with Ru!

  9. Yes totally! x

  10. Imagine all the blog posts you could write and all the blog knowledge you could learn haha! x

  11. I'm trying to go to bed at a set time each night and read for at least half an hour! Although some nights I'm not as good as it because I'm a workaholic! But I suppose working is better than pointlessly scrolling! I really want to get into crochet! x

  12. I think most of us are guilty of doing so! It's just a habit that we need to break!

  13. I can't tell you how much I loved this post and how refreshing it is to read! xo

  14. I SO wish I had more time to do all these things – even without scrolling. Although I'm pretty proud that I had a huge declutter recently! x

  15. I've never really thought about going out and photographing my local area but that sounds like such a good idea 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  16. I try and not sit on social media all day, I have just got back into photography and so im going for walks more often just to take photos.

  17. Aww thank you!! x

  18. My life with one child is super busy so I can only imagine how busy you are! Decluttering is so refreshing isn't it! x

  19. Let me know if you decide to do it! I'd love to see the photos 🙂

  20. Getting out and about this time of year is lovely for photography!

  21. Great ideas! I find myself spending way too much time on social media when I would much rather do something creative xx

  22. I hate that feeling when I realize I'm not being productive and just scrolling through social media. I've been doing clear outs in my free time and cleaning my closet and makeup station to keep me busy <3

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