You have probably been spending 20 hours a week in the social media profiles and now you feel you need to give it a break. You may find yourself entangled in Facebook so much that you do not find enough time to do more productive tasks, or you simply don’t find the social media profiles useful. So, when is the right time to say good bye to social media profiles? We look at three good reasons you should close the accounts and be contented with your physical friends.
- Social media profiles makes it impossible for you to stay private
According to the Huffington Post, social media profiles like Facebook can make it hard for your to stay private, hence some users may opt to delete their accounts altogether if they can’t find a way of changing their privacy options. For something like Facebook, the only way to prevent certain people from seeing what you are up to is to block them. But this is likely to aggravate some of your friends. So quitting entirely may be an option
- It destroys your self-esteem
According to a UK Study findings published on Mashable, 50% of social media users think that social media profiles are having a negative effect on their self-esteem. Specifically, this is caused by people comparing themselves with their peers in terms of relationships, work, finances, and career and so on. If you are feeling down because of the social media posting you read, it is time to say good bye.
- It’s making you miss important things in life
The social media world has a way of tricking us to believe that all the good things about life are taking place there. Think about the time you have spent commenting and going through comments posted about a friend’s birthday party that took place last night (which you attended) at the expense of attending to a family member’s call for help.
Would you be able to quit social media forever? Share your thoughts in a comment below!