One Tell-Tale Sign You Need to Back Off Social Media
Last week, Chrissy Teigen announced she was quitting social media and the internet damn near s--- a chicken. Teigen posted the following to Twitter:
It's time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.
My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not.
In the wake of the Earth shattering news, USA Today reached out to Dr. Shahla Modir, Chief Medical Officer of an addiction treatment center known as All Points North Lodge. They asked for some clear signs that people are spending detrimental time periods on social media.
The expert shared some examples that include; real life interactions begin to suffer and you are compulsively checking your phone. But, my favorite was Modir said you start to compare yourself to others online. Modir said:
"FOMO (the fear of missing out) can trigger feelings of anxiety. The highlights people present are interpreted as their real life not their 'reel life.' If users are spending too much time online on social media sites, it can be difficult to keep perspective on what real life is."
Everything he said there is true and important to keep an eye on, but I took it a different way. At first, I just read the words: "If you're comparing yourself to others online."