Why You Should Quit Social Media – Enjoy Your Life Instead (animated)
The use of social media has skyrocketed in the last decade. We are spending more and more time on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Whenever we have some free time, we check our news feed, to see if something new has happened. Whether we’d like to admit it or not, it’s changing why and how we do certain things; and especially how we look at them.
Too much use of social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness and depression.
And we know that an entire new generation is growing up with lower self-esteem than all previous generations.
Interestingly enough, people who browse social media more often than others, seem to suffer the most.
Let’s take a look at why this is happening.
One thing that social media does is that it shows us fake lives of others.
Everyone you know is always on exotic vacations, they have amazing dinner parties with friends, and they are in perfect relationships.
However this is far from the truth. The only thing that is shared through social networks are the positive aspects of our lives.
This is what social media does. It makes people put on a filter.
Everyone who posts on social networks seems to have their life figured out, while you don’t know even know in which direction you’re going. But most people don’t have anything figured out, even if they are making it seem that way.
You just have to remember that behind the scenes, most people live regular boring lives, so there’s no need to feel discouraged.
Social media is a tool, and like all other tools it depends on how you use it. You can find loads of inspiration or information, which will motivate you or add value to your life. It’s through Youtube, a social platform, that you found this video after all.
Since you probably don’t want to completely quit social media and become a hermit, let’s take a look at how to use the platforms more efficiently.
One thing you should do is unfriend useless friends.
This way when you check your news feed it’s not full of clutter and irrelevant information.
I urge you to look at how much time you’re spending on social media every day.
Don’t be one of those people who never look up from their phone or computer. Real life is going on around you. So be present.
If social media is not motivating you, inspiring you, challenging you to be better, then it’s time to reflect on why you even have it.
Nowadays we take our phones everywhere with us.
And a lot of us have this habit of constantly checking our phone for notifications. Every time we are waiting in line, or are just bored, we pull out our phone and mindlessly check social media. Mainly out of habit.
The solution here is to remove those apps from your phone or block all the notifications.