being addicted to social media
What does being addicted to social media every day mean?
Am I addicted to social media? Do you ever wake up and the first thing you do is check Facebook or Twitter? If you spend a lot of time checking social media, then over time this could affect your mental health or relationships.
What can a recovery coach do for me and my smartphone addiction? The first thing we need to do is identify, if you have a smartphone addiction. Then how much time is spent on Facebook and Twitter and see what negative impact this has on your life.
Working with me and setting a goal of a digital detox, can begin to improve your life. Imagine if social networking sites didn’t create that same amount of time it did. We can look at what else positive in life you could be doing, which means more time spent maybe enjoying family life.
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How do I know if I am addicted to social media?
As the connected world we live in, sometimes takes us away from our real life. It is easy to see how people become addicted to social media sites. What would it be like if there was no internet? Imagine seeing young people enjoying each others company with the people present and not checking social media. To see whether you are addicted to social media, you could answer these questions;
- How do you plan your social media time and how often do you think about it?
- Do you feel the urge to use social media more often, therefore running your day?
- Does social media help you get away from personal problems at home or work, maybe for a while?
- Have you tried to stop using social media sites before, but it has not worked?
- What effect does not using your smartphone. Do you feel lost without Facebook or Twitter?
- Have you found your usage of media addiction has a negative impact on your studies or performance at work?
Letting go of being addicted to social media
If you answered yes to the above questions, then you may have an internet addiction, smartphone addiction or just be addicted to social media sites. It maybe time to enrol in a digital detox with a recovery coach.
Sooner or later you will realise that your time spent on these devices or sites may have had a negative impact on you and your family. What would it be like if, you found you could spend a lot of time on what matters in life instead.
Suppose your coach for life could help you with strategies to limit the amount of time spent in a trance on Facebook or Twitter. What this means is that you could find yourself again and realise that you are more productive without checking social media. You can realise that as you let go of the smartphone addiction, that your mental health may improve. Not worrying about what other people are doing on Facebook can mean freedom to choose to do what makes you happy and not others.
Treatment when addicted to social media
What is fascinating is how some businesses are helping individuals cope with being addicted to social media. In some restaurants they give discounts to customers, who do not use their smartphones. Also social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter monitor the activity of users. This data is similar to what gambling sites use and as such they could limit their internet addiction.
The issue with how this affects an individual’s mental health is important because there is not likely to be any funding for treatment. Finding a control mechanism for the amount of time spent on social networking should be a start. Beginning this digital detox may feel difficult at first, but what would it be like if, you felt life meant more to you now than before.
Some of the following treatments should offer hope to limit the time spent on this media addiction. There is no magic wand in the process, but sooner or later you will see the negative impact living somebody else’s life affects your mental health. Speak to a coach for life, who can offer some of the following;
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Recovery coaching techniques
- NLP – Neuro-linguistic programming
All you have to do is contact one of the team today and they can begin to help you with this and more. If you no longer want to be addicted to social media call 07984 493 798 or email