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What happens when you stop using social media?

Social networks bring connection and emotions to users, but they are also addictive and consume your time.

Reasons to consider stopping using social media

Social media is full of contradictions, which can bring joy but also anger, make you less lonely but also easily trigger feelings of isolation and inadequacy.

If you’re spending a lot of time on social media, it’s hard to imagine life without it. However, there are plenty of reasons to consider taking a break from social media.

Here’s what happens when you stop that connection for a while:

May feel nervous at first

While the effects of quitting social media are generally positive in the long run, your immediate reaction may be stress and anxiety. It arises because you are withdrawn from the feeling of being constantly connected. However, this usually does not last more than a few days. So you will soon be able to realize the positive effects.

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Get more done, faster

When you’re not distracted by new text messages, productivity can skyrocket. Dr. Joanne Cantor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, asserts: “Social media interrupts the work we are doing”.

The American Psychological Association estimates that trying to multi-task – such as accessing online groups and working on an important project – can reduce your work time by up to 40%. . That’s a high price to pay for a few likes and comments.

Reduce stress

Since social media is easily accessible anywhere and at any time, we often feel obligated to pay attention to what’s going on on it all day long. The urge to know online updates leads to an increase in cortisol, the stress hormone. That has many adverse effects on the brain, such as reduced memory and increased risk of depression. Staying away from social media will lower your cortisol levels, making you calmer and more focused.

More confident

When we post, we tend to share only the fun parts of our lives that we want others to see. This may seem innocuous, but when we only see the interesting parts of other people’s lives, it’s easy to feel like we’re falling behind. It is a negative tendency to compare ourselves to those we believe are superior.

Exiting online accounts can avoid much of the comparison and you will end up feeling much happier and more confident.

Sleep more

Spending 1-2 hours on social media in bed is a habit of many people. If you’re doing it every day, it’s 15 hours a week. When you finish the above activity, you will have a good night’s sleep.

If you need to relax, try something less time-consuming, like reading a book or planning for the next day.

Sit less

Scientists estimate that sitting all day can be as dangerous to your health as smoking. After a long day of work, we continue to surf social networks. You may not realize you’ve been sitting around for another 90 minutes looking at new information on people’s profiles or groups. Free up that time with healthier activities.

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