“Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.

-Brene Brown-

Many of us hate Facebook, but we still run to it when we are bored, lonely and even during times of joy. Often enough, we leave the experience feeling worse than we did when we entered it, why? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Improvement Pill gives us five reasons why Social Media often screws us over and wastes our precious time.

  1. It’s Designed to be Addictive
  2. It gives you a False Sense of Accomplishment
  3. It can Β Lower your Self Esteem
  4. It can Hinder Your Social Skills
  5. It is a Terrible Investment of Your Time

Improvement Pill created this great video not to vilify Social Media but to show its disadvantages; not discounting some of the awesome qualities like Events, Groups and Messaging, which can bring us loads of joy. Keeping the above 5 reasons in mind when attaching deeply to some comment or post online can help us leave the experience with a more balanced and positive overall effect. Nice work Improvement Pill! If you like this video, please support Improvement Pill’sΒ Channel and Website.

If you are interested in learning about the research behind these findings check out the latest works on Social Media:

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Have an awesome weekend and Stay Wise!

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