Are you one of those people who like to post all your activities on social media?
Be it uploading pictures of people or food or stalking other people, you don't want to miss any single post or update.
While social media has provided us a great platform to connect with the whole world virtually, it has also made us addicted to it and has taken a toll on our mental health by disconnecting us from the real world.
This is now you know and today in this video we will tell you how social media affects your mental health –
• It's addictive
Believe it or not, Social media addiction is real and it has become harder for everyone to escape the internet. People carry their devices everywhere they go and keep checking their Instagram or Facebook or Twitter accounts for new gossip or posts. it is harmful for health as it saps all your energy and keeps you distracted from all your activities and relationships.
• Makes you compare yourself with others
One of the reasons why social media causes anxiety and depressive symptoms in comparison. People tend to compare their selves and their lifestyles with others which leads to negative body image, self-doubt, sleep problems, and even cyberbullying. It also causes a feeling of inferiority and low self-esteem.
• It triggers sadness
Cyberbullying, criticism, temptations, followers, or likes count and what not! since social media opens a new world in front of us, it leads to a lot of things that trigger the feeling of sadness or FOMO- the fear of missing out. People with different opinions sometimes get into arguing which leads to the feeling of hatred, stress, and disappointment that is not good for your mental health.
Though it is not possible to stop using social media completely, but You can minimize the usage to a few minutes or one hour so that it doesn't affect you much.