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78 Social Media Detox Quotes To Refuel Your Well-being At Work

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Last Updated on 16 August, 2022

With the increase in the availability of affordable technologies, access to social media is easier than ever before. While it is a source of entertainment and information to most, many of us do not realize that social media can be the root of underlying basic health and wellness issues.

Today, we tend to spend more time on social media platforms than on learning new skills, well-being, and cultivating new passions or hobbies. Although it seems lucrative that social media allows people to stay connected across the continents virtually, it is also responsible for taking away real-time engagements.

We need a social media detox more than ever.

Why Do We Need A Digital Detox?


According to data, approximately 3.8 billion people today use social media platforms. And, on an average, people spend up to 144 minutes/day on it. Also, the WHO estimates, the average global lifespan in 2022 is 72 years. And, if we continue spending more of our time on technology and devices, the average lifespan is likely to take a negative slope.

Do you know what are the primary contributors to irregular sleep cycles, heart diseases, diabetes and other modern day illnesses? According to a Harvard study, the exposure to the addictive blue lights from screens. Blue light exposure has been linked to decreased levels of melatonin (a hormone that regulates the body clock cycle), subsequently increasing the risk of a poor lifestyle.

Read: 13 Tips To Celebrate National Day Of Unplugging 2022

Besides consuming most of our productive time during the day, social media usage adversely affects our focus, physical energy, overall cognitive abilities, and confidence at the workplace. If you are one of those individuals who can relate, read below and take your first step towards the Social Media Detox tour.

78 Best-Picked Social Media Detox Quotes



No posting. No liking. Just living. –The Odyssey Online


Twitter is making people really think they are famous. This generation is stuck on social media and it’s sad. -Unknown


Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions. -Will Smith


Don’t compare your real life to someone else’s controlled online content. –Laura Distin


The purpose of a camera is to capture memories, not replace them. -Abhijit Naskar, The Gospel of Technology


Social media doesn’t fix anything, it just amplifies things. -Scott Stratten


Offline is the new luxury. –Randomitus


We expect more from technology and less from each other. We create technology to provide the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. -Sherry Turkle


A social media fast is not about keeping technology in its rightful place. Oh, no! This is about keeping God in His rightful place: at the center of our attention and affection. ―Wendy Speake


In a world of algorithms, hashtags and followers, know the true importance of human connection. – Mama Tribe Marketplace


Posting Less, Doing More. Comparing Less, Reflecting More. Discussing Less, Accomplishing More. –Unknown


The problem with social media is you can figure out too much, and usually it’s info you’re happier without. -Unknown


Don’t compare your life with the carefully curated snippets of other people’s lives that you see on social media. It’s not the big picture you’re seeing, but only what they choose to disclose. -Unknown


The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. -Steven Furtick


I just don’t like this compulsive, instantaneous, over-information, lack-of-privacy, weirdo aspect of the world. -Drew Barrymore


We are so immersed in an acclimated to the experience of our fast-paced, digital lives that it is challenging to gain a sense of the traumas subtly embedding each day. ―Bonnie Badenoch


Social media creates an illusion of connectivity. -Malay Shah


Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it. -Erin Bury


Technology doesn’t just do things for us. It does things to us, changing not just what we do but who we are. -Sherry Turkle


Exchange your online distractions for real-life devotion. ―Wendy Speake


Social media is taking over everybody’s life. To the point where actually meeting new people and talking to them seems weird. -Unknown


Instead of diversity and originality, what the majority of people on social media appear to want is more of the same. Conformity is rewarded by both the community and the system – what we like most drives the algorithms, which in turn feed us more indistinguishable content which we happily consume. -Katherine Ormerod


Life is what happens between social media scrolls and your self-doubt. -Unknown


Don’t compare your real life to someone else’s controlled online content. -Laura Distin


In a world of algorithms, hashtags and followers, know the true importance of human connection. -Simi Fromen


I would say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it. -Selena Gomez


Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They’re only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar. -Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Cofounder


Sometimes you gotta take a break from all the noise to appreciate the beauty of silence. -Robert Tew


Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. —Anne Lamott


The dark side of social media is that, within seconds, anything can be blown out of proportion and taken out of context. And it’s very difficult not to get swept up in it all. —Nicola Formichetti


It takes discipline not to let social media steal your time. -Alexis Ohanian


If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow. —Beyoncé


Taking a break isn’t giving up. It’s taking time to strategize on how to come back even more awesome. —Winter Harris


I’m having fun. I’m being myself. I’m doing what I love. That’s all that matters. -James Charles


Why not take a 30-days digital detox challenge?


Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They’re only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar. -Alexis Ohanian


People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good. ―Mark Manson


Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community. -Simon Mainwaring


Instead of overly seeking to get more ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ on social media, seek to build trust and more meaningful, lasting relationships. ― Bernard Kelvin Clive


So I am on a social media break. Pinterest does not qualify as social media. It’s just awesomeness on a screen. An endless stream of awesomeness. -Shiku Njath


The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. —Anthony J. D’Angelo


Each time I step back from the clutter of the online world, I’m amazed how much time is freed up to declutter my real world. ―Wendy Speake


Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. -Anne Lamott


In a world of algorithms, hashtags and followers, know the true importance of human connection. —Simi Fromen


It is not what you shout out to the world that determines your life… it is what you whisper to yourself that has the most power. —Abigail Horne


Are you using your device or is your device using you? —Denzel Washington


The most obvious drawback of social media is that they are aggressive distractions. -Bill Keller


Social media doesn’t ruin relationships, acting single on it does. —Tom Hardy


The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company’s flaws; the key question is how quickly you address these flaws. —Erik Qualmann


I feel social media can be very distracting, unhealthy, and harmful to one’s self-confidence. I don’t even log on to it on my phone except when I post something on Instagram. –Pat McAfee


Social media isn’t creating the problems in our relationships; it’s only exposing the ones that already existed. —Steve Maraboli


The feeling that “no one is listening to me” make us want to spend time with machines that seem to care about us. -Sherry Turkle


Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks: it gives us immediacy, direction, a sense of clarity and value as an individual. -David Amerland


Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. –Joseph Addison


Some things are better left unsaid… especially on social media. -Unknown


When you’ve got 5 minutes to fill, Twitter is a great way to fill 35 minutes.-Matt Cutts, former head of Webspam team at Google


When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just sometimes you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down. –Michelle Obama


For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, plus a social media overreaction. -Unknown


Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky. -Brene Brown


Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. —Steve Jobs


If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. –Maya Angelou


Social media is called social media for a reason. It lends itself to sharing rather than horn-tooting. —Margaret Atwood


Social Media can provide a conversational extension to a B2B company’s nurturing programs. Social Media gives us the opportunity to humanize our communications and make our companies more approachable. —Ardath Albee


We get to live in a time that we get to use social media as a tool. It's not just a face on a piece of paper, and that's what makes you someone's favorite model. We can have a very similar sense of humor as someone, and that's why we're their favorite model, or our personal style, off the runway, is why we're their favorite. -Gigi Hadid


Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social. —Jay Baer


A good life depends on the strength of our relationships with family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and strangers. –David Lammy


The good life is built with good relationships. –Robert J. Waldinger


Our head of social media is the customer. —McDonald’s


I think there should be regulations on social media to the degree that it negatively affects the public good. -Elon Musk


In general, we’re a social network. I prefer that because I think it is focused on the people part of it – as opposed to some people call it social media, which I think focuses more on the content. –Mark Zuckerberg


What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media... So we must try to use social media in a good way. -Malala Yousafzai


It's good to be happy and tell us how cool your life is and how awesome you are on social media. That's great because it inspires other people to be happy, too. But a lot of times, people are trying to be happy in the wrong ways - with money or with different things that are not true happiness. -Jaden Smith


Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around. -Martin Garrix


Social media is an advertisement for the superficial extroverted self. Hozier


I’m not sure whether it’s going to be the downfall of Rome – social media. There are too many secrets. –Judy Sheindlin


There are things that people say that hurt my feelings or whatever, especially with social media right now. It can be the most amazing thing, and it can also be the most negative and detrimental thing. –Zendaya


The thought that so many people get their news from social media really is scary. –Rush Limbaugh


The challenge for human now is to be more interesting to other than his or her smartphone. -Alain De Botton


So long social media! Detox and free up time for what matters! -Francois Braine-Bonnaire

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I hope these quotes were motivating enough to start make you social media detox session start today!

This article is written by Parismita Goswami who is a content writer and marketer at Vantage Circle. A feverish poet and cinephile with an intense taste for music, specifically rock, she has the heart of an explorer, learner, and is a lover of the Himalayas. To get in touch, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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