Consider Facebook. It’s one of the hottest apps around, with more than three hundred million users. Each day, there are 1.4 million of those people active on their accounts. However, an article by Marketplace shows that Facebook is losing users to their other brand, Instagram. Can you imagine what their numbers were before?
The more outlets that continue to pop up, the more these established sites lose people. However, for the average person, it just means more social channels to draw their attention.
10. Your Body Image Will Improve
You must have a healthy view of your body, regardless of all your imperfections. If you see posts that use derogatory comments towards people of size, it can affect how you feel about your physique. You must love the skin your in, even if you’re trying to make improvements.
There is no perfect body, hair, wardrobe, or life. The internet is so full of fake people and situations that it’s easy to get drawn into it. Quit feeling less than when you’re perfect just the way you are.
Social media is a great way to pass the time. However, it’s also a timewaster. If you’re spending more energy keeping up with the recent posting on these apps than you do with your family and friends, then it’s time to quit social media. The more sites that pop up on the internet, the more the attraction to add another app to your phone becomes.
The sad part about all these sites is that they’re so full of fakery. All the “friends” on your wall mostly post their best moments. They want to create an illusion or a façade of a perfect life, but no one has perfection.
Remember the next time you feel the pangs of jealousy hit you because someone got a new home, car, or just spent a week in the tropics; you only see what they allow you to see. Behind every post is some harsh realities that show an entirely different picture. If you can’t quit social media cold turkey, reduce your time on these sites.
You will undoubtedly see positive changes in your productivity, attitude, stress levels, and overall free time. What’s keeping you tied to these sites, and isn’t it time to break the tie that binds?