Are You Addicted To Social Media?

Social media is increasingly taking over our lives and we are slowly moving away from the real world to the virtual world of 'likes/dislikes'. The author feels it is about time we realize it and go for a detox.

Social media is increasingly taking over our lives and we are slowly moving away from the real world to the virtual world of ‘likes/dislikes’. The author feels it is about time we realize it and go for a detox.

Life is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest. What does enjoyment mean to us? For a child it means to play all day long. To roam about, travel , eat , sleep, drink are a few ways to enjoy life. There are some new modern ways to enjoy life and find happiness. It includes a whole lot of things whether it is to watch our favourite serials and movies on Netflix, play games online, posting pictures on Facebook, Twitter, creating stories on Instagram and Snapchat. This is not limited to kids and teenagers but middle aged folks and even older people have fallen for social media.

Impact Of Social Media On Our Lives

There is no harm in falling in love with social media till the time it does not affect your real life, relationships and physical and mental health. I have seen couples and families going for a dinner and instead of enjoying their meals they are busy on their mobile phones, clicking pictures and updating their status like – ”Dinner with my sweet family or my love” .

The food is on their table but they are making a video on Instagram or Snapchat, finally waiting for likes or views.  In this process they forget to enjoy the real life moments. These likes , tweets, comments, views, status, stories have become our lifelines.

Social Media Obsession

Internet is both a boon and a curse for our lives. Anything is a boon when used in limits e.g. sugar and salt both are important for our metabolism, when consumed in limits, beyond a limit consumption of the same may lead to diabetes and high blood pressure. One should enjoy everything in limit.

People who remain active on these mediums are sometimes obsessed with it. They check their phones  every few minutes to check the latest updates on various social media platforms. This is called social media obsession. Their mind can’t think more than these numbers. Sometimes they get so obsessed with these stats that they forget what is happening around them. This can be hazardous for their physical and mental health and sometimes they can lose their precious lives too.

I remember an incident where few friends were going for a drive. They were making a live Snapchat video. After a few minutes of posting this video online , their car met with an accident and they lost their lives

What Should I Do If I Am Obsessed With Social Media ?

It is high time that you should pay attention towards your habits and usage of social media to know about your addiction . Are you really obsessed with social media ? Find out before it gets too late.

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Yes, It is really important for you to overcome this addiction because it will never let you  enjoy the present. Your happiness will revolve around your online social profiles only. Your real friends will be replaced by your virtual friends. This will lead to less social interaction. Your whole thinking process will be changed. You will not be able to take your own decisions.This is a kind of situation where your mind  will be under the control of your virtual personality.

You can not suddenly switch off your all social media profiles, delete all the accounts and apps from mobile.The effort has to be gradual. There are many ways to do so. One of the best to start with is SOCIAL MEDIA DETOXIFICATION.

The early you start  better it would be !

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