5 Signs You Might Be Addicted To Social Media

As if sugar, alcohol and drugs weren’t enough, now we have to be careful not to become addicted to technology. Here are 5 signs that you might be in trouble.

1. You grab your phone before anything else

If the first and the last thing you do in a day is checking your phone, if you cannot go anywhere without it and the idea of losing it drives you crazy, maybe you should put it aside for a while.

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2. You kind of forgot how to talk

If you use LOL, BRB, OMG and BTK in your day to day conversations, if the boundaries between online communication and real-life communication have become blurry, maybe you should take a break from your virtual life.

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3. You obsessively check how many likes you get

It’s normal to want people to appreciate what you post on social media. But this should not be an end in itself. Relentlessly checking how your posts are performing may indicate that you should find alternative forms of gratification.

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4. You cannot imagine life without Wi-fi

If every time your internet connection is down you become anxious, not knowing what to do with your time, if you avoid going to places that might not have Wi-fi, then maybe you should reconsider your priorities.

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5. You appreciate more the photos you take than the experience itself

If while being on a trip the only thing you can think of is taking a picture and posting it on social media, if you believe that an experience doesn’t count unless it is shared online, than you are truly missing out on the real thing.

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