Facebook Addiction


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People are becoming increasingly addicted – obsessed with social media constantly checking up on posts, updating their status, looking at other people’s posts or even stalking other people. And by far the worse culprit is Facebook. 

Worldwide, there are over 1.94 billion monthly active Facebook users for March 2017.

As with any addiction there will be a root cause to this and I can help you with that. It can be for many reasons that people are becoming increasingly addicted to Facebook and to social media – but those reasons and thoughts behind the addiction can be changed and reversed.

I can help you to:

  • Recognize why you became addicted
  • Question why you want to be on it anyway
  • Quit the Nostalgia
  • Stop Snooping (or stalking!) people
  • Wanting to care what your ex is up to 
  • Stop missing the thoughts of people posts
  • Finding different things to be interested in
  • Start Enjoying the thoughts of other things to do
  • Get your life back again

Please do feel free to contact me and ask around how i can help you with this

While there is currently no such thing as a medically blessed diagnosable “Facebook addiction” or “Facebook addiction disorder” that a health or medical professional could categorically state you’re suffering from, addictive behaviours have common threads that can lead to dysfunctional socializing and obsessive behaviours.

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The following signs indicate an unhealthy neediness for Facebook:

You wake up and the first thing you do is “check Facebook”. And it’s the last thing you do at night.

Nothing else thrills you or you feel “empty” without Facebook. All you want to do is spend time on Facebook, even to the exclusion of getting work done that needs to be done, or meeting family obligations. When not being on Facebook causes physical pain, sweats, illness and you’re chomping at the leash to get back on it; your obsession has become an unhealthy one.

You’re not able to go for more than a day without using Facebook. If forced to do so, you find yourself suffering from Facebook “withdrawal” symptoms, such as finding nothing else interesting, trying to find ways to get back to Facebook even if it means using a computer that is either out of bounds (for example, not yours), or difficult to get to, or you find yourself intensely worried about missing out on Facebook updates. These are all very unhealthy signs.

Even if you’re not on Facebook constantly (indicating you need a reality check), checking it many times during the day is a sign of compulsive behaviour. Spending more than an hour on Facebook a day will easily cut into all the other obligations you have in life and may cause social dysfunction problems.

Your real life isn’t going so well and Facebook presents a fantasy escape life where everything seems unencumbered, neat, happy, and easy – all things that are the opposite of your everyday life.

Adequate sleep ceases to be important to you. Instead, you’re prepared to stay up way too late just to be able to accommodate your Facebook neediness. After all, you excuse yourself; your friends might think it’s remiss of you not to be around!

Nostalgia has you in its grip. When Facebook starts becoming a way through which you’re living in the past, it’s a sign of needing to break from it. Rehashing old loves and friendships with the hope that you can pinpoint the exact moment where your life should have taken a different turn and trying to patch it up through fantasizing over Facebook is looking backwards and beating yourself up over what didn’t work out.

Realize the importance of living in the here and now. This type of nostalgia is even more damaging if you have a loose tongue about the relationships you’re actually in because other people will be reading your words and some may perceive them as a betrayal or as signs of an emotional affair.

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