The experts released a study declaring a link between the use of social media and a decrease in well-being. Using too much social media can be detrimental to your health. Stop using social media.
They have a lot of opinions about a lot of things. It shouldn’t be a surprise they have an opinion about social media. They have a lot of opinions about a lot of things.
It doesn’t mean they are right.
Anything can have a bad use. Anything can have a positive use.
My question would be, Are you using the many online options in ways that are causing a decrease in your well-being?
How you approach anything will make a difference in what you experience. Are you looking to compare your journey with others? Are you scanning your feed to see what you are missing? Are you using the internet to judge the grass on the other side of the fence?
When you compare yourself to anyone other than you then you will struggle no matter where you come out in the comparison. Judging yourself better than others can leave you not doing your best. Judging yourself less than others can leave you feeling like you’re not worthy of doing anymore.
Use social media to connect with others, make new friends, have some fun, and be relentlessly helpful. You’ll find a lot more things to enjoy on social media when you come at it from this direction.
Tips for Social Media Use
- Use it to be social. The technology of social media allows you to meet people that you may never have encountered without these tools. Besides, social is right there in the name.
- Use the opportunities to be helpful. Invest in others and helping others. Utilize the unique parts of the different platforms to be a help or encouragement to others.
- Use the platforms to share a smile or a laugh. Puns can invoke some groans, but most of those groans will be accompanied by a smile so it’s worth it. Kittens, puppies, and giggling babies have the warm fuzzy effect. There are so many ways to share a smile on social media that you will never need to waste any more time comparing yourself to others.
Make the web and its many platforms ways to connect with people in real life – either through local events or by turning off the computer and walking into the next room.
It’s up to you how you use (and view) social media, but it doesn’t have to be a detriment to your health. Use it as a tool to expand what you are doing and what you are growing and you will find it will no longer rule you.