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6 Things That Happen Once You Stop Being Social Media Addict

Here 6 things that will happen when a social media addict reduces the use of social media:

1. YOU UNNECESSARY COMPETITIVE SPIRIT STOPS

Even if you aren’t aware of it, social media brings out your competitive side. This is because the main basis of social media networks such as Facebook is to attract attention to your posts. Each reaction and comment is a measure of how popular a particular post is, which can make you strive to outdo others and even yourself. This type of competitiveness is not healthy, and it can cause anxiety and depression. Take a mental health break by stepping away from social media for a while!

2. YOU HAVE MORE FREE TIME

Do you feel like you never have enough time to exercise, read or clean your house? Putting social media on pause will help you regain almost 2 hours daily, during which you can devote your energy to improving your life. Walking for 30 minutes per day offers huge physical and mental health benefits, which makes it a much better usage of your time than scrolling through your Facebook news feed. You will also feel less stressed out if you take some time to get your house in order.

 

 

4. YOU PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY BETTER

Social media is a convenient way to keep in touch and share photos, but it also requires you to give up a lot of your privacy. For example, the latest privacy policy update for WhatsApp allows the messaging app to share data with Facebook. Therefore, if you don’t want Facebook to have access to your telephone number, make sure that you don’t have both apps installed on your phone. Even better, you can take a social media detox that includes deleting your apps and accounts to provide yourself with the best possible privacy protection.

 

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5. YOU STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHER PEOPLE: Most people who use social media end up comparing themselves to the lives of everyone they know. The problem with this is that it can have a serious impact on your self-esteem. For example, if everyone you know is getting married and having babies but you’re still single, you may end up feeling isolated and lonely. This can even lead to serious depression for some people. Break away from this unhealthy cycle by taking a break from social media so that you can reconnect with all of the awesome things in your life.

 

6. YOU’D CONNECT BETTER WITH THE REAL WORLD: Do you connect well with others online but find yourself never connecting in person? This can be ideal for introverts, but we all still have the need for some in-person human contact. Sadly, people who spend a lot of time on social media sites report feeling lonely and isolated in real life. They are also more likely to suffer from a weakened immune system. The good news is that even if you’re an introvert and uncomfortable with a lot of in-person interaction, you can boost your mood by simply going out in public. Take yourself to your favorite park or restaurant if you prefer to be alone. You could even go to a movieor concert. If you want to make new friends.

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