Nowadays people have been more compulsively and excessively into social media.
Even the use of these platforms (Facebook,Twitter,Instagram and snapchat) is taking over people's life and sometimes have a negative effect on it.
What is Social Media Addiction ?
Due to the effect it has on the brain, social media is addictive both physically and psychologically.
According to a new study by Harvard University, self-disclosure on social networking sites lights up the same part of the brain that also ignites when taking an addictive substance.
Social media addiction or social media overuse, is a proposed form of psychological or behavioral dependence on social media platforms, also known as Internet addiction disorder, and other forms of digital media overuse.
Main reason behind social media addiction
FOMO (fear of missing out) is one of the main reasons behind social media addiction specially for teenagers. They feel a compulsive need to spend a decent chunk of their time on social media to make sure they are up-to-date .
How can you stop being addicted to social media ?
If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “I need a break from social media,” we’ve got you covered. Here are some expert-approved strategies to get you started on a “digital detox.”
1 - Delete the social media accounts you don't use.
2- Be realistic when setting goals.
3- Be mindful of time spent on social media.
4- Don'ti feed the troll.
5- Consider a 30-day extreme Digital Detox .
6- Learn to let go of social media and re
focus on your priorities.
7- Make plans for real time connections.