Checking Facebook is an addiction for most of us, the writer included, but in this case reminders appear on my smartphone that I have been mentioned and being an animal of intense curiosity I simply have to look, usually disappointed with the result!
Now we hear that this is more addictive than smoking and the social media site has joined the likes of alcohol, sweets and junk food to become one of the New Year resolutions that we want to quit, and which most of us allow to fall by the wayside in the shiny New Year! Now it may be a surprise to some, but according to a recently published study, carried out by online local services marketplace Bidvine.com, that questioned 1,500 people concerning their New Year’s resolutions, more of those asked wanted to quit social media rather than smoking.
The figures quoted are not enormous, but they are still significant, because it appears that 8% wanted to stop smoking, whilst 10% opted for quitting social media that included the likes of Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat too.
We are told that excessive social media usage could be bad for our health, increasing levels of depression, even the eminent University of Copenhagen published a study in which they say: “Regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional wellbeing and satisfaction with life.”
So why not “bite the bullet” and quit social media, add smoking to it and use vaping as an alternative, you know it makes sense!