Why Taking Break From Social Media Can Be Good
Have you noticed how people cannot start dining without taking pictures of their meals and having them uploaded? Taking selfies, uploading everything about life on social media has become the routine for everyone these days.
Here are four reasons why you should limit the amount of time you spend on social media:
Focus On Yourself More Than Others
Hours of scrolling through your feed and you are only bombarded by others’ accomplishments. Whether it’s them uploading their photos from their recent graduation or their vacation, social media implicitly causes us to compare ourselves with the life of others. According to several surveys that were conducted, teenagers who spend hours on any social media space have shown signs of anxiety & stress. Imagine this type of problem has increased to the point where it now has a name: Social Media Anxiety Disorder. Concentrate on yourself, on your dreams and ambitions and stop comparing your life with others.
Break The Social Media Comparison
People who are social media addicts end up comparing their lives to everyone they know. This kind of mindset will lead to serious issues in one’s life. If you see that people from your circle are getting married and are starting a family but you’re single then this will end up making you feel isolated and lonely. Break-free from that unhealthy cycle by taking a break from social media and reconnect with all the good things you’re blessed with in life. Count your blessings and learn to be content with all that you’ve accomplished in life thus far.
Helps You Deepen Your Relationships
A digital detox can help you feel present and grounded in your everyday life and reconnect with those around you. If you and your partner or your friend have been replacing meaningful conversation with social media time then you maybe missing out on the bond that you could have. Not sure who came up with the idea of putting your phones in a pile during a night with friends, family or relatives, but it really is a great way to bond with your closed ones and not make them feel that you give too much attention to social media. Why not give it a try and see how it works out?
You’ll Stop Feeling So Competitive
Even if you notice it or not but social media brings out your competitive side. The main basis of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and others is to attract attention to your posts. Each time you upload a picture, the reaction, comments, likes and shares is a measure of how popular they are among the people. This will make you strive to outdo others and even yourself. This kind of competitiveness is absolutely unhealthy and can cause serious anxiety and depression. Make sure to take a mental break by stepping away from social media for a while!
We could probably all benefit from limiting the time we spend on frivolous tasks related to social media and instead devote the time to the people and activities that matter to us. There’s so much to do than just scrolling and complaining about our own lives.