According to most health experts, sitting is the new smoking. The habit of endlessly scrolling through your social media account is one of the worst habits you can ever have. But why is that so? Well, because…
It can make you an addict
Some evidence shows that social media addiction exists. Its constant use might even make people abandon their personal life. Tiny yet measurable physiological effects can also be experienced by those who stop using social media. Most people will feel anxious and uneasy when they don’t browse their social media accounts because they’ve become over-dependent on them. Besides, if you become an addict, you’ll have fewer interactions with people around you because you’re too busy posting your “at-the-moment” status.
It can make you feel sadder
As per a study conducted a few years back, the more people use Facebook in a day, the less happy they become about every moment and the less satisfied they are with their life.
It can make you insecure
Individuals who have social media accounts tend to compare themselves with others, especially when a particular “friend” post about their recent success or failure. When individuals start becoming addicted to social media, they will see more and more people fail and achieve, resulting in either a bigger ego or depression.
It can hypnotize you into thinking it will help
Those who can’t live a day without checking their accounts regularly believe the activity completes their day. The truth is just like the quality weed you’ve grown at your home using products from led grow lights, abusing it has side effects. If you abuse the usage of social media to connect with people just as you abuse marijuana, you won’t feel better—you’ll feel worse than before. What you should do, then, is limit its use and don’t become an addict.
It can make you dishonest about yourself
Studies have shown that social media allows people to create their cyberself, the identity they have apart from their actual self. Here, they can pretend to be someone they’re not or own some things they don’t have and deceive not only the people who follow them but also themselves. In fact, creating an entirely different cyberself from who you truly are will make you feel less satisfied with your real self, which isn’t helpful for your mental health. Doing so will make you feel more obliged to please people with the character or the part of you that you’ve presented, preventing you from being true to yourself.