Our expert gives tips on how you can stop scrolling through social media for hours
Our expert gives tips on how you can stop scrolling through social media for hours

Shaheen Bhatt: Of cats, dogs and Instagram

If you find yourself scrolling endlessly through cute videos of man’s furry friends on social media, here’s why it may not be as good as it sounds after all
By Shaheen Bhatt
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 09:39 AM IST

Cute addiction?

I’m addicted to cat and dog videos. Even though I try to restrict it to half an hour a day, I find myself going back to it. How can I get rid of this habit? 

—Priyanka V, Via Instagram

Phone/computer addictions have always been a problem, but these addictions have taken on new life over the past 18 months. Research ways to break the cycle and wean yourself off your devices. A simple tactic to use is to turn on grayscale on your phone. Our devices are a lot less inviting when they’re in black and white. Other than that, limit screen time, don’t take your phone with you from room to room and find other rewarding ways of occupying yourself when you feel the itch to overindulge. 

Shaheen Bhatt’s public outing of her own challenges with mental health fuelled discourse about a relatively ignored topic, and made her a role model for young girls to look up to

From HT Brunch, July 18, 2021

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