Almost half of the world’s population is active on social media. Some people have a positive attitude towards social media, while others prefer to stay as far away from it as possible. According to a BOND report, most teens found social media positive for self-expression, self-identity, and community building, while sleep quality, fear of missing out, and bullying were labeled as the negative side of social media.
The Power of Social Media
Whether we want to accept it or not, social media is a key aspect of our lives. Having a social media presence is almost necessary when you’re searching for a job; it’s part of staying in touch with friends and family and can serve as a platform for staying informed.
However, social media is a powerful tool that plays mental games with us. Here at GR8NESS, we’ve talked about these issues before:
Signs It Is Time for a Social Media Break
When it comes to the benefits of disconnecting from social media, the list goes on forever. Obvious signs that call out for a social media break include feeling angry or depressed when you scroll through your feed. But beyond those, signs of being a social media addict include losing sleep over it, failing to complete responsibilities, isolating yourself from in-real-life friends, and so on.
If you feel as if you’re in between, take the GR8 Quiz below to find out if it’s time to take a break from social media. Or, if you’ve found the perfect balance between social media fantasy and real-life.