Social media can be overwhelming at times. People who spend the majority of their time on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter frequently experience anxiety and stress. What happens if you stay away from it? Let’s know about some Benefits of staying off social media.
It has definitely helped us to connect with each other in ways we never imagined but, oddly, it has also made us far more antisocial. We have no idea how much time we spend on social media and how much we let it affect us.
Reasons Why Staying Off Social Media Is Good For You
1. Away from Negative impact
For many people, social media serves as an outlet for their anxieties, frustrations, and heartbreaks, as well as a place to share their ideas and opinions about global disasters. And, while it may make them feel better, it does not make others who are reading it feel any better. Negative comments can affect you anytime. Shutting down your social media accounts will help you get out of these complications and refocus your time and attention on your own emotions.
2. More time for yourself
We have no idea how much of our valuable time we spend on social media just scrolling through the feed. We can utilize the time to learn something new, complete our pending tasks on time or add a course to our CV.
3. Stop being competitive
Social media pulls out your competitive nature, even if you aren’t aware of it. This is because the primary goal of social media platforms like Facebook is to get others to notice your posts. This can drive you to outdo yourself. This is not healthy and staying off social media can help you get over this competition.
4. No negative comparisons
We often compare our life with what people are posting on social media and we don’t even know if it’s true. We think negatively of our work and life if someone is having fun on social media or think we aren’t attractive enough if we see some posts from influencers and comments on it.
Staying off social media will help us to focus on just our life and we will strive to make it better instead of doing mindless comparisons. This also helps us stop overthinking social interactions.
5. Improve your mood
You’re more prone to develop depression if you spend a lot of time on social media. Moreover, the amount of time you spend on these sites has a clear relation with whether you are anxious or happy.
Quitting social media will take away the impact it has on your mood, improving your overall life.
6. No digital addiction
The first thing we reach out to as soon as we wake up is our phones. And we constantly keep refreshing and scrolling the feed to stay on top of everything. Staying off social media will let you know how much time you are wasting due to this.
For many of us, social media has become an important part of our lives. However, given the advantages it provides, there are drawbacks to using it, particularly if we spend too much time doing so. Try doing social media detox and it will make you realize if using it is beneficial for you or not.
Sharvari is a CSE undergrad and an author at Evolve. She is a dreamer. An explorer of life which she showcases in her writing. She writes to share, to learn and to be heard!