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Problematic Social Media Addiction

Social Media is more Addictive than any form of drugs. It has an impact on most of the population.

By Krishna V ChaudharyPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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Problematic Social Media Addiction
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We all try our level best not to get distracted by social media sites, but every time we fail in doing so.

Am I right guys?

I know. I was one of them too. You see these social media sites are compiled in such a manner that it creates a repetitive effect on our brain, which makes us addicted to scrolling those websites again and again. I wouldn’t mind saying that they have become more addictive than any form of drugs.

Most of us check or interact with social media constantly throughout the day. And frankly speaking, we often are clueless that what are we exactly going to do after being active?

If you also found yourself bingeing these excessively, you are one of the social media addicts. And your addiction is at the peak. There is a well-grounded reason behind the same. Most of the Social media companies and social content creators, work very hard each day to make their content highly arousing and engrossing that we often fail to resist.

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Another reason is, Most people see friendships as quantity instead of quality. Every social media platform puts the numbers tally of friends or followers on the front and center, like a bold-faced, That is regarded as a social worth. Social worth is nothing but the number of friends or followers you carry, the more your worth will be.

You might have thousands of Twitter followers, Instagram followers, or Facebook friends. A mere 50 loved signs on the photo that you posted to Instagram two hours ago. This can give you an ecstatic feeling. I also do have a friend who is much more social media addict. Who literally waits for the rise in the number of his Instagram likes and comments. He deletes the post which fails to get more likes or comments as if there is nothing more important in this world than those mere 50–60 likes on the highly filtered and beautified photo.

Understand that you have been a hostage

An embarrassingly highly addictive social-media usage is not entirely your fault. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, these sites have been designed to make you repeatedly use them and they kill your resistance power from them. When you remember in your mind that technology is always designed to make you addicted. You will be motivated about these things. Always set the time limit so that we can balance ourselves between social and real life.

The notification numbers

One strategy every social network sites use is notification numbers. Always showing notification about any stir like who has followed or mentioned you or liked your post.

Notification numbers appear on the top of the sites or apps to drag you in, then on the top menu or the bottom menu or both places to draw you in further. They use a psychological trick against you that clickbait headlines do. — There might be information you want to know, But you don’t get enough information to satisfy.

How to get rid of the habit?

Social media addiction can damage careers, relationships, health, and even degrade life. Most people, Get manipulated by social media sites to waste enough time in a way that benefits them, not the people.

The best solution I am aware of is to make a habit of reading books and try to make some distance from your devices too and spend that quality time with your family or friends. Keep working on yourself to be more productive. And visit social media sites once a day. Schedule it. And maintain track of how much time you spend every day now.

Takeaway

Follow these habits. If you succeed, You are on your way to kicking the addiction without going to any social media rehab center. And if you find difficulty in resisting yourself from social media usage. It sounds like you are highly addicted.

Originally published at- https://www.wellnessatease.com/2020/08/social-media-addiction/

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About the Creator

Krishna V Chaudhary

History Writer (Quality over Quantity). Subject Inclination: Philosophy, Science, and Humanities. Much devoted to Fitness and Self Acceptance.

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