“Therapeutic” – Gain insight into your Actions [sometimes called ‘behaviors’] and how they may be functioning as a direct result of Thoughts and Feelings
Does it seem like all of your Facebook friends are getting engaged, having adorable children, going on sweet vacations, buying homes and just generally living it up?
Don’t they work 10 hrs days like you do?
Who has time to actually MAKE everything they see on Pinterest?
Who has time to money for all of these endeavors?
What a blow.
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions – step away from the Social Media PRONTO.
“but MissFit! I could not possibly survive without my beloved Facebook stalking rituals and Twitter feeds!? What if my girl/boy friend is commenting on someone else’s page? I wont know to be mad at him/her! What if I miss Bruce Jenner updates?!?”
Let’s put it this way:
The stats are in. Most people look at their phones on average every 15 mins.
Let assume you are awake for approximately 18 hrs [meaning you are sleeping about 6hrs], that means you are looking at your phone *72* times a day.
Filling your mind with hopes, dreams, and comparisons to other people. All of which leaves you feeling behind the times and like a loser who is apparently failing at life.
Now, that may be a slight exaggeration, but if you are feeling down on yourself, I honestly recommend reducing your time spent on Social Media. Statistically speaking, people use Social Media primarily to boast about themselves and their lives. When you see someone’s page, it is a skewed peek into their lives.
No one’s life is perfect. No matter who many “likes”their last Selfie got.
Take a step back.
Quite “should-ing” on yourself….”I should be doing this or that”
Decide what YOU want. What YOUR goals are.
Then use one of those 72 times you look at your phone to Google something productive that actually moves you toward that goal.
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