Wednesday, 17 December 2014


How To Beat Facebook Addiction
By Toni,
Who Is Hosting This, 15 December 2014.

It doesn’t matter when or where. You could be sitting in a meeting at work, or listening to a lecture at school. You could be at the movies with friends, or at the dinner table with family.

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing (as long as you’re not driving). Your fingers are twitching. You find yourself reaching for your pocket again.

You’ve just got to know: Did your favourite page post a new update? Did anyone comment on your new profile pic yet? Have you gotten any likes on your clever status update?

Everyone makes fun of you for always staring at your smartphone. Maybe your parents or spouse or kids yell at you to put it away and pay attention. You’re mastering the art of stealing subtle glances at the screen before anyone notices that you’re checking your Facebook feed for the tenth time in an hour.

It’s not that big a deal, right? Pretty much everyone’s on Facebook now. Social media is an integral part of modern society in the Internet age.

The statistics seem to back you up: since Facebook’s founding, the amount of time the average person spends on social media has more than doubled, and Facebook itself says that the average American spends about 40 minutes checking their Facebook feed every day.

But maybe all the jokes and pleas for your attention are starting to get to you. If everyone you know is telling you that you spend too much time on Facebook, it might be time to start listening.

When it comes to any addiction, it’s not all about the quantity. It’s about how it affects you and your loved ones, and whether it interferes with how you live your life.

If you think your Facebook addiction might be causing problems in your life, or you just want to cut back a bit so you can focus your attention and energy on more important things, here’s how you can start to take control.


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Top image via Facebook Addiction.

[Source: Who Is Hosting This. Edited. Top image added.]

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