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Are You Using Too Much Social Media?

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Are You Using Too Much Social Media?

 

Social media is utilized by 1/3 of the world and many of its users believe that social media has been a curse on humanity. There are some that argue it has made us more zombie-like. More and more people are obsessed with their mobile device due to some social media platform.

 

Binge Stalking

How many times have you ended up on a YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter binge stalking? This is where you start looking at an article or video only to be led to another and another. It reminds me of E.T. following the trail of Reeces pieces out of the woods and down the street.

 

The 4 Signs That You Are Using Too Much Social Media

  1. Narcissism

Reward centers in the brain show higher activity when people talk about themselves as opposed to listening to someone else. In fact, 80% of conversations online are self-involved as opposed to 30% of face-to-face interactions. Many have even developed eating disorders chasing this neurological high. Others become obsessed with taking selfies. A couple of people have died in pursuit of the perfect selfie for the web.

 

  1. Addiction

Orgasms, motivation, and love are all located in the same area of the bran which is also activated by the interaction of social media especially when we are actively engaged with others. Our interaction with social media can trigger the feel-good chemical known as Dopamine. The more we stimulate this sensation the more we crave that feeling. You can spot the people who suffer from addiction because they’re constantly on their mobile devices.

 

  1. Keeping Up With The Jones

Often our online friends can leave us with the feeling of competition. “Look at these new shoes” or “#newBag” can make us feel like we have to either keep up or outdo our friends and acquaintances. Don’t compare yourself to no one because it isn’t healthy or beneficial for you. And remember that jealousy is a devil.

 

  1. Depression

A small, but significant population of internet users, between5% to 10% are unable to regulate their time online. They develop a psychological addiction to the world wide web. These are the ones most prone to self-esteem issues and depression. Social media can invoke the feeling of sadness as we get trapped in the delusion of glamor posted by others.

 

Computer Love

On a good note, studies have found that couples who initially meet online prior to in-person develop stronger bonds.

 

Unplug From The Matrix

Don’t believe that surfing the web while you do your homework or while you’re on your job is a doable task because you’re highly proficient in multi-tasking. Studies have proven this to be false when compared to those who solely focused on a singular task at one time. Multi-tasking can hinder your brain from not only being able to filter out impediments, but it increased the difficulty of committing absorb information to memory. If you feel you may be guilty of using too much social media step back and take a break from it.

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