The disturbing reality is that people who are "plugged in" to Social Media Networking 24-hours a day, 7-days per week, will suffer severe withdrawals if "unplugged". Obsessive Social Networking is not healthy for the person or loved ones around them. This may cause severe social anxiety and depression.
We must take responsibility to monitor our time, as well as our children's time, online.
Do you check your Social Media first thing in the morning?
How many sites to you visit in One day?
How many hours do you spend online?
Can you do anything without sharing it online?
Do friends have to contact you through Social Media just to get a hold of you?
Do you need to beat one more level of your online game?
Is the Internet your first choice of "recreational activities"?
These are sure-fire signs that you are an addict. Sadly our lives are passing us by in record speeds! Can you imagine how much you have, or will have, missed out on?
So how can we "unplug" for your health?
Make Ground Rules
Vow to stay off Social Media at certain times of the day. I always ask myself, "is this the Best Use of My Time?" or "what will I miss out on in the real world". I run a business and I do not have time for Social Media. That is why every week I spend a couple of Designated Hours to schedule Posts in Facebook, my Blog here, and many other sites. I schedule everything. I do not want to miss my family, or lose my business to wasted time. Every second is precious time.
Sign-Off for the Weekend
It may not be easy but if you spent time with friends, or family, or a day of being creative, how much better would you feel? I completely sign-off for the weekend. My family time is much more important than a status update. Making our own fun memories.
Do you remember as a kid having the craziest imagination? That was my "Internet". I had probably THE most creative brain as a child. I knew I had to start limiting my time when I got anxiety and depressed that no one "liked" my post or picture, or did not interact with me online, or that I had trouble spelling, or trouble concentrating or being creative.
Check with Purpose
As a business owner, Social Media IS important. So when I check with purpose, such as commenting on posts, or keeping friends engaged, I am sending out a lot of information. Having a purpose, along with a time limit will help substantially with not only your health but with engaging people in the real world.
People are becoming over-stressed with our 24/7 world. We are interacting less, not paying attention to our families, eating more, and moving less. We are losing touch with ourselves and each other. Too much of ANYTHING IS A BAD THING.
Please, for your health, and the health of your family, unplug.
Dedicated to your Health & Happiness!
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