Why you need It: Trying to keep up with TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter (not to mention, ahem, homework) can be seriously stressful. Plus, not all these platforms work for everyone. With so many options, there’s no reason to spend time on an app that isn’t a great fit for you.
How to do it: Notice how your mood changes depending on the platform you’re on, and try to limit or eliminate apps that consistently make you feel bad. For example, Seth, 14, mostly sticks to TikTok: “Their algorithm is scarily accurate, so I only see stuff that makes me feel good,” he says. Meanwhile, Ava, 17, only posts to her Snapchat private stories. “That way, only my close friends see my posts, so I don’t worry about what others will think,” she says.
Why it works: Think about it this way: If apps were people, would you want to hang around ones who made you feel bad? The good news is, apps won’t be mad if you choose one over another.