Our Obsession With Social Media
Do you ever find yourself aimlessly scrolling through social media to pass the time? Scrolling through countless memes and posts, your eyes glazing over…Does it actually hinder your mental health? We digest countless of messages, posts, videos and opinions every day. We are told we need to care about every single one. Every ‘ping’ of a notification releases a tiny dose of endorphins, which leaves us craving more. But the more we consume, the more it chips away at us. Have you ever completely turned off your phone, or deleted an app and felt a sense of surprising relief? Not because your phone had died – but, because you genuinely wanted to take a break. As a society, we are constantly exposed to everything that is happening around the world, and in our social circles. Social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are our common mediums for this. It is important to stay “in the know” – but how much can social media use take a toll on us?