Overcoming Social Media Addiction
This year has been especially hard on all of us and the added strain of online education has been a tough transition for most. A big concept of this year will be staying mindful of our own screen use and considering if there are areas we need to cut back for the sake of our health.
The first step in managing your social media use is identifying the signs of internet and social media addiction. Symptoms like losing track of time, irritability, excessive use, and compulsive/constant accessing can have a huge impact on relationships and school or employment. Research suggests that more than 20 hours of personal internet/social media use per week can constitute as an addiction.
To relieve the stress of social media, the best steps you can take are going on a digital detox, spending time away from screens, establishing a contingency plan, and reducing your contact/access list on social media.
For more information on social media addictions and the impact on your brain, visit the link below!