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It’s time for a social media detox


It’s time for a social media detox


“The last thing we look at before going to sleep and the first thing we look at when we wake up in the morning our mobile phones’’
Nowadays jobs involve staring at screens for hours. Life is so technology dependent that when you take a step back and look at your lifestyle, it can feel like there’s no escape from the digital world. But limiting screen time is essential to protect our health and well-being. In today’s world technology revolves around us; it plays a very important role in our lives. Our lives nowadays have improved considerably with technology and undoubtedly, we spend an inordinate amount of time in front of the screen.
According to a new study by Harvard University, self-disclosure on social networking sites lights up the same part of the brain that also ignites when taking an addictive substance.
How do we disconnect from our digitally-dependent world?
Social media detox is a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.

Social media has a remarkable impact on our lives in terms of learning and gaining knowledge and it has got a variety of things to offer. It enables us to connect with our distant friends and families. It influences our perceptions and thoughts at the same time we can learn anything which we want in just few minutes as we have numerous applications. Social media is a great platform where anyone can showcase their content and talent to the targeted audience. It has become a integral part of our lives.
But when we look at the other side of the story when you post a picture on Instagram, when you write a blog in your word press or you forward a Facebook message on “Optimism” but no one responses. As a result ar times people start measuring their worth with the number of likes they receive on social media
A break from social media world is the best way to cut the addiction doing and it will have some great benefits on your wellbeing. Here are some key benefits.
Most of the people spend time on social media checking and scrolling through pictures, memes, etc. They end up wasting their time on social media. Cutting from the digital world will help you to more productive and content. It will eventually help you stop the comparison cycle and you will stop feeling competitive every now and then. Sometimes people are so involved in the virtual world that we disconnect from the real world. The detox will help to re-connect with the real world. We all want to capture the moment but it is important that we live in life’s beautiful moments because we may not get a chance to experience certain things again. The detox will bring a more content and calmer you and it will improve the real life connections and build healthier relationships and if your eyes are glued to the screen, you’re probably sitting or lying down. It can affect your physical health and mental wellbeing. Unplug, go outside and get the blood moving. You’ll be amazed how much better you feel. Science has shown that when you look at a screen before bedtime, your brain is tricked into thinking it must remain alert and awake, preventing melatonin from being released. Cutting off from the digital world will help you improve your sleeping cycle.
Author Anne Lammott said: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
Technology revolves around our lives but sometimes it’s important to unplug and connect with the real world.

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