201. A Social Media Fast

Nowadays many people are social media fanatics. They always looking at their mobile phones or tablets, updating their Twitter or Facebook accounts. They are pictures of what they eat, or taking pictures themselves, which is called "selfies". When people are oversharing, they are constantly reading or looking at friends and family members are posting. Social media becoming addicting.

Research shows that most people spend average almost 4 hours a day on social sites. That's almost 30 hours a week. While people need and use social media for work to stay in touch with friends, other people that using social media so much causes anxiety stress. People also tend to use social media a way to procrastinate. So just as many ask people to abstain, or not to have foods or drinks for a certain time, many are taking social media fasts. They are not their statuses, and they are also not reading other people are posting. They choose to stay from social media for 30 days.

Ironically, the of these fasts can be found on social sites all over the Internet. The reasons people a fast are varied. Some people want to with their families or friends by disconnecting from cell phones. Some people want to be more at work. What did some fasters do instead logging on? Some decided to connect with friends actually sitting down and having face-to-face conversations. If or loved ones were far away, they would them on the telephone instead. Some even wrote postcards or letters. The results were mixed. Some felt that not using social media made them anxious. Others developed more positive habits like journaling meditating.





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