Ten Sure Signs You Need A Break From Social Media

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  From time to time, even the best things in life can become unhealthy and out of balance. This can include time spent on social media. 

Hence, a break away from your online communities can become very necessary for your wellbeing. Here are ten signs that point to the likelihood that you could use a break:

  1. You find yourself threatening to leave social media, but always change your mind the next day. 
  2. It has been at least a week since you have connected in a meaningful way with your kids. 
  3. It has been at least a week since you have connected in a meaningful way with your spouse. 
  4. Your sense of self-worth is now wrapped up in the number of “likes” you get or do not get on your posts.  
  5. Online communities have become the primary place where you share your inmost thoughts and feelings. 
  6. You find yourself more often than not participating in unhealthy online conversations, including arguing, criticizing, gossiping, and the like. 
  7. (For marrieds) You have begun compromising the trust in your most sacred relationship by the images you look at, and the people you are friending/following or talking to. 
  8. Social media has become your go-to for creating the kind of personal image you have always wanted, but clearly does not line up with reality. 
  9. You do not have the maturity to discern what is and what is not appropriate for social media (hint: if you think just about anything goes as long as it is in line with how you feel in any given moment, you probably fit in this category).  
  10. You have started slacking off or avoiding daily responsibilities in favor of being online. 

What else would you add to this list?


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4 thoughts on “Ten Sure Signs You Need A Break From Social Media

  1. Kelly S

    Great list! For me, not getting enough sleep is often tied to too much social media. Turing screens off at least an hour before bedtime really helps (as I sit in front of my laptop 30 minutes past my “screens off” curfew–sigh).

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