Monday, January 30, 2023

Social networks and mental health: how to detox digitally?

increasing use of digital media social media and the forum online educationcan affect mental health Creating frustration, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and isolation in people, according to the EAE Business School.

According to experts, uncontrolled use of these social networks triggers other health conditions, “Addictions, in their most primitive essence, unleash a snowball effect, destroying other areas of the person’s identity and environment”Chelo Morillo, professor at the EAE Business School, indicated.

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Faced with this problem, the expert gives some tips for a proper ‘detox’ of electronic devices and social networks:

  • fixed realistic goals: It is necessary to start controlling the time of mobile usage gradually, in the beginning you can start by taking few minutes.
  • Limited Time: Within the settings of the applications there are options to regulate their usage time.
  • turn off mobile notifications: Most apps usually send messages to promote their usage. It is recommended that those that are of vital importance remain active, such as emergency call tones.
  • Keep mobile away: One habit that can help to ‘detox’ is to leave the mobile at night in a different room than the sleeping room, this would mean that it would not be used at rest.
  • Plan new activities: Another option for limiting cell phone use is to do activities that do not require an Internet connection or the use of a mobile phone. Exercising outside or playing a new sport are good options.
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