Today, modern living cannot be imagined without hanging around constantly on social networks. They’ve become contagious like some kind of hi-tech disease.
Social media can be a great tool for keeping in touch with people, making new friends, marketing and socializing effectively. Unfortunately, not everyone uses it that way. For many, checking social networks has become almost like a daily job.
Everyone wants to see what others are doing, and become almost obsessed with knowing exactly what’s going on everywhere all at once.
Are you feeling tired from all of that ? Well, maybe it’s time to take a break for a while. Here are some things that might happen to you, once you stop checking social networks all the time.
Instead Of Brain Dead,You’ll Become Brain Alive
Brain dead is put like a figurative speech. When you’re buried in a screen checking things out, you’re not paying attention to the world around you.
- If you have pets,they may need to be fed or to be let out to use the restroom ,but you postpone it until you are finished.
- You’re not experiencing life in it’s fullest.You are at home, starring in your phone 24/7.
- When you put yourself out of socials for a while, you start noticing that there is life going on around you. And you are missing a big part of it.
More Work Will Be Done
Many website and blog owners are on the internet constantly. When they start checking social nets, a few minutes easily become an hour and before you know it, you’ve lost 60 minutes of your own productivity.
Thanks to smartphones and improving mobile data speeds, you can check social nets anywhere and that includes at work. When you decide to put it down, expect your productivity to go up.
Change Of Focus
Being on social nets takes a lot of your own time. You can waste insane amounts of time just scrolling through updates the whole day. Disconnecting yourself from social nets for a while, will make more free time for yourself.
That is the time that can be spent doing other things. You can spend more time improving your relationship, or you can spend more time with your friends and reconnect with them on a different kind of level. You might start working out and lose a few pounds, get back into shape, and feel better about yourself.
The possibilities are literally endless because you’ll be spending time doing what you want to do.
Find The True Friends
Having an internet friendship is easy. Someone who comments on all of your photos and likes all of your status updates ,appear as though they really care and that they’re a real friends who are interested in you.
Once you leave social nets, a lot of that will disappear. The only people who can actually hang out with you, are your own friends.
Does “Like” Have A Meaning
Liking things on social nets is no longer a matter of actually liking the post. It has become an obligatory action to show that you have seen the post and acknowledge it’s existence. Do people actually care about when they hit the like button? If they really DO then you’ve made your point.
Disconnect For A While To Get Things Done
The defining characteristic of social networks is that you’re never done with it. There is always more to do, more to see, and more to engage with.
Dealing with that feeling that you are never done, can be emotionally and mentally draining. Instead, you can finish a book, or planting a garden, or washing the car.
Pretty much, any task in the real world is something that you can finish. Get off of social nets for a while and finish something useful.
Suspicious People Hang Around
Practically everyone who uses social nets is in a way a stalker. That is especially true if you happen to be a woman. People can look at your photos, your updates, and everything without your permission and some people actually do that. Be aware of not exposing your whole life in front of strangers.
Are You Frustrated If You Have No Likes?
When you post a status and no one likes it, you get frustrated. You’re constantly exposed to people who are happier than you, more successful than you, and who have stronger relationships than you.
How is that not suppose to make you feel inferior or depressed all the time? Why would you want to put yourself through that? There’s an easy way to stop the frustration and that’s taking a break from social nets for a while.
Comparison Makes People Frustrating
People can actually become more frustrated, jealous and envious of what others have. It may be someone posting about their new car, house, or other possession they have.
There are some who get frustrated when they see people in happy relationships, having great social life. Social nets are great place to brag about what you have, but other people who can’t have what you have, can really get them frustrated. Why would you want to put yourself through that?
At The End
However, social media sites were made for a reason and somewhere in the middle, we have all forgotten what that reason is. They are GREAT for marketing though.
At the beginning it was about finding people, or about connecting, and creating lifelong friends anymore. Now, it has became an addiction. All of this doesn’t mean that you should leave the nets for good. However, you should definitely have less of it in your life.
Stay informed and connected, but don’t forget your real life too!