A 3 second rule for mindful consumption (Social Media)

Project Thought
1 min readApr 28, 2021

We swipe and scroll a lot. All day-night long.

This is an experiment I thought about trying and sharing with you as well. The goal is to be mindful, to see (not only look), and to determine if it’s valuable.

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

How does it work?
The idea is to look at each post ex. a picture on Instagram for 3 seconds before scrolling and swiping. Once the time is up, you can go ahead to the next one and repeat. You can also follow 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi or similar methods to count 3 seconds :p

What happens due to it?
We tend to spend more time grasping the post mindfully. This helps us understand the post better and also learn a thing or two. It makes the whole activity intentional than just passive. It can also help us determine if the thing we are looking at is adding value or no.

Do give it a try and let me know what do you think :)



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