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Social Media and Well Being

The more studies that are conducted, and the more stories I hear, the easier it is for me to advise people to get rid of their social media accounts. Here's a concise summary of a recent study:


https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-2-year-study-of-more-than-5-000-people-shows-this-1-activity-destroys-your-emotional-and-physical?utm_source=pocket-newtab


No one I have talked to who has gotten rid of their social media accounts has said it was a bad move. In fact, I hear the opposite from most of them. If you're feeling like you're in a rut, run-down, stuck, or otherwise not feeling as good as you think you ought to feel, dump your social media. Most people tell me it takes a week or two after turning off daily use to notice a difference in how they feel. And, just like getting sick after eating fast food when you haven't had fast food for years, when people do go back to social media after a long break, they tell me it puts a cloud over them.

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