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THE EXHAUSTING NATURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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What is Social Media?

Our Google Dictionary gives us an appropriate meaning to “Social Media”. websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. 
This is just the best meaning to social media. In this modern times social media has been the top of the day.

Social media has closed the distance by connecting us to things that ordinarily, are beyond our reach such as lost relatives, friends, and in some cases, our dream jobs and etc. it is very easy to get caught up in the flair of social media and all it promises, but what about the psychological and physical impact it has on our lives?

I remember seeing a quote online that said, social media connects us to those far away but disconnects us from those next to us. I set my phone down to ponder on those words before proceeding to calculate the number of hours I spend on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram as those are the social media sites I use more. It was saddening to come face-to-face with the truth; the quote was right but I also realized the quote wasnt only talking about people but hobbies and everything one loves. I also came to the realization that I hadnt even had the time to focus on myself.
Social media can be regarded as a drug because we have all gotten addicted to its alluring whims of getting engrossed in the lives of other people and wanting to live up to the current status quo of the social strata which inadvertently is destroying our psychological and physical health.

The beautiful moments and trending social status that we obsess about are staged in the sense that we only tend to post pictures or write about things that consciously and/or unconsciously affect our audience/viewers negatively because these viewers tend to get aware of whatever they see on social media platforms and compare them with their own realities hence, damaging not just their psychological but physical health as well.

If we can all take time to observe this exhausting routine, we can make up our minds on how to move forward by taking some time away from social media and all its toxicity. By doing this, we should be able to regain what has been lost and also rid ourselves of all the negative energy that has been absorbed over the years whilst weve been blindly entranced with social media.

It is worthy to note that not all things found on social media is horrible because uplifting and inspiring moments can be found on there as well but they are not half as trending as the negative and exhausting things found on social media.

Conclusively, once we have attained a level of determination on how much productivity and positivity we want, we can return to social media if we choose to but limit ourselves to the content we are exposed to and also limit the amount of time we spend on the apps so that we could be productive at the end of the day.     

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