“You know you are addicted to Facebook when you log off Facebook, turn your computer off, go to bed, role over, and log onto your Facebook from your phone one last time for the night .”
~ Azgraybebly Josland
Do you spend too much time on Facebook and Twitter? Do you think you’re addicted?
You might use social media to keep in touch with family or friends who live far away. But if it’s taking up most of your time and causing you to neglect your work, school or relationships, then you may have a problem.
Scientists have been investigating the idea of Facebook addiction for years now, and in fact it’s estimated that approximately 10% of social media users are really hooked. Researchers have linked social media use to the “reward center” of the brain, and compulsive users may experience changes in the brain’s pathways which are similar to those of cocaine use.
Some Symptoms of Social Media Addiction
• Are you on social media sites as soon as you wake up in the morning and last thing at night?
• Do you continually leave your social media pages up?
• Do you feel restless and troubled if you’re in a situation where you can’t be online?
• Do you find you can’t do anything at all without feeling the urge to share it on social media?
• Have you have tried to cut down without success?
• Do you use social media so much that it’s having a negative impact on your job or your studies?
• Is your constant use upsetting your family members or close friends, and do you get defensive and feel guilty about it?
Did You Guiltily Reply “Yes” to the Above?
If your answers are in the affirmative, it might be interesting for you to challenge yourself not to check into social media today and see how you do. This could be a very enlightening exercise!
Some people turn to social media in order to substitute for feelings of anxiety, stress, loneliness and depression. When you’re unhappy and looking for a way to escape your problems and feel better, the Internet is easily accessible and can temporarily dissipate your feelings of unhappiness.
Computer addiction in general can also cause physical symptoms such as carpal tunnel syndrome, dry eyes and strained vision, back and neck aches, disturbed sleep patterns and either weight gain or weight loss. Followed by feelings of restlessness, irritability or other common symptoms often associated with withdrawal from any addiction when you try to cut down on use.
The easiest and surest way to lose is through hypnosis for social media addiction.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help?
Any addictive or emotional problem can be resolved with hypnosis.
Hypnosis will provide relief for your anxiety and stress levels and help you uncover and resolve any issues that may be related. It will also help you make lifestyle changes that will reduce your overall stress level.
If your addiction to social media is preventing you from living life to its fullest, or it’s affecting someone you love, please call me for a free consultation.