Have you ever thought about the fact that it might be a good idea to take a break from social media?
It seems like it’s almost impossible when you feel like you’re forced to look at your phone every 5 minutes.
Here are 5 signs that it’s time to take a break from social media.
1. You Procrastinate Often
One of the major reasons why most people take a break from social media is that they realize that they’re wasting tons of time. You knew that you needed to get a few things done for work or school before bed, but instead you went on Facebook!
Social media is a huge time sucker. No matter how much you try to limit yourself (I’ll start doing something productive in 30 minutes after I watch this video.), you still end up wasting your entire night on social media.
2. You’re Annoyed
You’re tired of seeing the same people bitch about life. After all, how many times can you read about your friends’ breakups or daily workout routines before you just want to rip your hair out?
After awhile you start to realize that a lot of status updates are simply attention seeking, and nothing more. If you don’t want to be a part of their audience any more, it’s time for you to find something else to do (like go to the bar and meet real people!).
3. You’re Starting to Feel Bad About Yourself
Many studies have proven that social media is actually bad for your self-esteem. Do you find that you are comparing yourself to your friends on social media? It seems like everybody is doing something awesome except for you.
Let’s be completely honest. When is the last time that you actually made a new friend?
Last year? Ten years ago? While it might sound cool to be like Drake and say “No new friends,” at the end of the day, you’re feeling lonely. You’re bored of your social media friends and you know it’s time to get out there.
So what’s the remedy? Go to the bar and interact with others. You’ll feel a lot better once you have some new opportunities to meet people. When you get off social media and add new folks to your circle, you’ll feel a lot better.
5. No One Answers Your Messages
If you keep getting replies like “I’m busy, bro.” or “I’ll text you tomorrow.” chances are that you’re the only one that’s constantly sitting home, trying to catch up on social media.
You should take this as a sign that it’s not them, it’s you. So get off your phone and get back out there. It’s the weekend and you deserve a break from social media! Be safe!!
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