Life without social media can make you happier

According to current research, moving away from social media provides small but significant benefits to human health. The waste of time it creates and the focus it causes is a small part of the total. The social cauldron, in which we enjoy time, are aware of developments, meet new people and get new information, makes us unhappy according to some academic research. Research conducted jointly by Stanford University and NY University shows some important results.

One of the reasons social media makes us unhappy is because we’re addicted. In a study released earlier this year, more than half of young adults admitted that they were addicted to their smartphones and couldn’t stop even walking without looking at social media. Do you want to feel better? Then delete the social media accounts you use most!

When someone likes the photo we put on Facebook, rts our Tweet, or when comments come in admiring our Instagram post, the reward center in our brains is gaining a lot of momentum. As experts have said before, the rewardsystem, built by Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media platforms, is very similar to the side effects of gambling or substance abuse. Former Facebook executive Sean Parker likened the idea behind the factor fueling user interaction to “a small dopamine injection.”

Social media platforms, especially Twitter, are also a very important channel for discussion and public opinion building. It is possible to follow the country’s agenda in the TT section. Twitter is a witch winner on politics, sports, religion, animal husbandry, gender, nationality and all other fragile issues. In this “echo room,” everyone’s in a rush to find a majority who thinks like him. And polarization is at an all-time high!

The connection of social media use to mental problems, especially on adolescents, has long been advocated by a group of psychologists. The effect of Facebook addiction on the brain magnetic resonance images were also released .   

As with any obsessive behavior, you can rightly think that using it balanced can lead to a better mood and a general sense of well-being. But scientific research can’t end with explaining the advantages of taking social media out of our lives completely. The study, “Welfare Effects of Social Media” conducted by Stanford and NYU, is cited as one of the most rigorous scientific studies on what people experience after the session.

The potential positive that will make you feel relatively good about signing out is actually obvious: you’re experiencing less political drama, you’re starting to concentrate more effectively, and you’re spending more time with a co-conspicuous friend. On the other hand, it seems that sign-ups are less aware of the latest news, but when we think about it again, we can’t think of it as such a negative thing. Especially if you live in a country with a very active economic and political agenda, such as Turkey, it is inevitable that social media will suffer from this.

Researchers worked with 2,844 Facebook users to track the effects of social media. Then these randomly selected half of them were asked to freeze their accounts for a month. In order to avoid incompatibility, the subjects were compensated for their contributions and audited for the entire period of time in which their accounts were disabled to ensure that the agreement was not violated. How the subjects felt during the clean-up process was regularly monitored with textmessages.

The subjects’ statements were particularly happy, they started to enjoy life more, and they saw significant improvement in feelings such as depression and anxiety. The effects on subjective health, measured by daily messaging responses, are positive, but not very specific. In addition, 10 percent of the subjects who fasted on Facebook did not return to Facebook after the investigation was finished. Research doesn’t, of course, miss the obvious benefits of social media. Facebook still makes significant sense for those who, despite all their weaknesses, want to stay in touch with friends and family and use it as a source of information, community and entertainment (especially if they lead a socially isolated life) ‘re.

The results clearly show the negative aspects. Even staying away from Facebook for a month improved subjective health, and after the experiment, the desire to log in was seen to decrease in the significant dead. All this shows that behaviors like addiction and reflective prejudice are forcing people to use Facebook more than it would normally be.


So what did I do? A few months ago, I removed the Facebook app from my phone. I couldn’t get out completely because I’m managing some pages and I need to update them once in a while. I was using Instagram to watch rather than share. I froze my account indefinitely last week. I follow Twitter regularly and share occasionally. But I’m trying to keep him in an hour a day at most. In addition to saving time, I hope to observe the effects of these measures on health and comfort.

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