Social media is a myth, the biggest lie in anybody’s life. As you can see, people are throwing their lives away at big parties, travelling around the world, or saying how they cracked the code of being a billionaire in the span of a night when the reality is far away from our expectations. These false myths trigger you personally, making you addicted to them, and the next thing you know, you intend to spend more time on them while comparing your life to those who are not real.
Anyways, in this article, we are going to talk about 9 signs you might need to take a break from social media to have a more positive lifestyle.
To reduce your stress- level-
If you couldn’t resist knowing everything on social media while driving your mind crazy and thinking too much, then you should worry about your stress level as being consistent on social media can increase your stress & anxiety level when you compare yourself to others without knowing if it is true or not, while staying away from it can give you a stress-free life.
You will get more sleep-
You take your cell phone whenever you go to sleep in an attempt to check the notifications you get from your social media, as you have developed the habit of checking what is going on in other people’s lives. You browse further while getting stuck in a never-ending loop, which takes away your sleep and makes you ignorant about it for the rest of the time, but do you have any idea how much it affects your health? How much are you losing from your life? This is the precious time which you could have used to get more sleep, as sleep not only gives you a healthier life but also boosts your confidence to survive.
You will become more confident-
Confidence is more than just a word to describe your personality; it is also about standing up for yourself. However, you should know that checking social media all the time, even when you are checking for your friend’s pictures or the videos they made when they were travelling in the monsoon season, or the people who are strangers to you but you follow, makes you feel less confident about yourself for being as good as they are. That’s the time when you should realise that staying away from social media won’t only give you a healthy life but make you more confident than usual.
You will be more creative-
There was a time when people used to be more creative when there were no social media to waste their time on, but now these days everyone is just scrolling down day and night without thinking about how it is affecting their ability to observe and create something out of the box. That’s why you need to understand that getting away from social media gives you a lot of time to think and observe, and in that way, you can be more creative than ever while using your mind efficiently.
You will know more about yourself-
Social media can drain all of your energy while taking all of your time, and in that process, you forget to realise who you are, what you like and dislike, whether you have friends or not, and what you should do about your life, what goals you have to achieve or what plans you have to make. There are too many things that you want to figure out, but due to your addiction to social media, things are not turning out as well as you were expecting. That’s why it’s high time you should know that quitting social media will not only give you time to think about yourself but also change your life in a very positive way.
You will build stronger relationships-
If you can’t resist checking out what is happening in other people’s lives, then you can gladly accept that you are overusing social media, which is not a good sign for your relationships with your friends and your loved ones. Social media sucks most of the time and leaves you in isolation, which doesn’t let you have proper behaviour with your loved ones, and in the end, you hurt them unintentionally. However, if you want to build some strong relationships, then you need to take a break from the internet and spend time with those people who are genuine and care about you.
You’ll have fewer arguments-
Hiding behind a screen and posting scathing comments is as simple as drinking a glass of water, but what about when you’re stuck in a room with someone trying to argue with you and you take out your frustration on them because you can’t do so on social media? In that way, you intend to get angry even over smaller things, which is not at all good for your health as it increases mental pressure. That’s why you need to know that if you stay away from social media for a while, you don’t have to think about what is occurring over there, nor do you have to find yourself getting stuck in unnecessary arguments.
You will feel less bored–
You scroll every time you get stuck in a crowd in an attempt to feel less intrigued by the time you are wasting. However, the real truth is that we intend to get more bored when we use social media in every moment of our lives, and because of that, we do not participate in other activities or what is occurring around us. If we quit social media completely, then we have more time to get ourselves involved in different activities while discovering your passion, i.e. cycling, running, swimming, etc. You can spend your time doing these activities and that way you will not feel bored as you were feeling while using social media.
You will be more energetic-
Do you feel exhausted while sitting in your room and using social media? If so, then you should know that spending your time too much on the internet in an attempt to hide away from reality will suck out the energy level you have to do other things. As it will not only consume your precious time but also all of the energy required to complete your daily routine, you will eventually postpone your other commitments because you will have lost your energy to work efficiently, but when you quit social media, and adopt yoga in your lifestyle you will realise you have removed a burden from your head and now you are more energetic than ever to do everything.
Quitting social media can be challenging, but when you realise how much it is affecting your lifestyle while playing with your mind and causing too much trouble for your personal life, you will know it is better to quit than live an unhealthy lifestyle.