10 Telling Signs You Are Addicted To Social Media. We can’t deny the fact that social media is a big part of our lives. We get news from it, fashion tips, connect with friends and family and more. But one can easily be addicted without realizing. The following signs will help you evaluate yourself and be responsible when it comes to using social media.
1. You Wake Up To It Every Morning
Almost every social media addict will begin their daily routine by slowly and pointlessly scrolling through what we have missed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more during our eight hours of sleep. Usually it’s not much, but that doesn’t deter us from staring into our phones.
2. You Can’t Stop Posting
Post Post! Share Share! You just can’t help posting/sharing stuff on social media no matter how vague or ridiculous it is. If sharing a flurry of selfies, posts, etc. on social sites and tracking their likes occupy your day then it’s an alarm for you to wake up, and indulge in other activities to get rid of this addiction.
3. It Is Your First Mode Of Relaxation
Do you every time turn to social media sites when you want to relax? Many people do that but every time utilizing these sites as your sole method of recreation can turn into an addiction. You should try and indulge in other activities like reading, working out, etc. to overcome this addiction.
4. You Communicate In Social Media Slang
Internet slangs are no longer just a social media tool for you. They have entered your style of daily conversations. You have started using phrases like “hashtag excited”, lol, rofl, etc. in your normal conversations.
5. You Get Sad When There Is No WiFi
Not being able to scroll through never-ending timelines of our friends and family’s statuses is a terrifying concept, which is why entering a building which doesn’t offer free internet isn’t even an option.
6. You Closely Monitor ‘Likes’
Social media ‘likes’ mean a lot to the social media savvy. They’re a form of acceptance and after a while getting more and more likes can become quite the addiction. To the selfie addict there’s no bigger achievement than going into double-figure likes on Instagram, and we’re not ashamed to admit it.
7. You Are First At Sharing Trending Topics
You just can’t fight the urge to be the first person who shares any happening or trending post. This also includes the desire of being the first one to like and comment on a popular post. If you see yourself becoming a slave to these things, then it’s probably an addiction.
8. It Is The Main Reason You Have Internet
Do you use the internet only to log in to your favorite social media sites? If your answer is yes, then it’s high time you evaluate whether you are suffering from an addiction. Force yourself to utilize the internet today without logging into any social media platforms.
9. Friends Only Contact You Via Social Media
Gone are the days of ignoring phone calls and text messages, because with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat there is no escape from being contacted. If your friends use these apps to get in touch with you, it’s because they know you’re most likely already on them, as usual.
10. You Have Frequent Check-Ins
It’s OK to enjoy the occasional ‘check in’ when you’re on holiday or at an important function, but doing it every time you leave the house is a little excessive.