COM0011-Blog #1 – Is it time to take a break?

It seems as if everyone is using social media applications and are online for longer period. According to Statista, we are online 147 minutes on a daily basis.  I can attest to being one of those individuals that is constantly online, and I have often joke with my husband that my smartphone is my “life partner”.  I can honestly say that I am one of those individuals that is on my smartphone for more that six hours a day and on my favorite applications: Instagram, YouTube & Twitter.

I am not sure if it is because I am now working from home, but I have recently that I am spending an increased time on my online platforms. This has affected my sleep pattern as well as my nutrition. What I mean is that I realize that I was eating a lot more junk food because I needed energy to stay awake during the day. According to Jacquelyn Johnson, PsyD, Medical News Today that there is a link between excessive use of social media and depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

That being said, I have decided to take a min-breaks during this year to see if it will help improve my sleep partner and nutrition.

Let me know if you are experiencing the same issues.

One thought on “COM0011-Blog #1 – Is it time to take a break?

  1. I think taking a break from social media is very beneficial and helpful. IOS and android updates such as the quiet time features, the usage monitoring, or the “night mode feature” that is supposed to impact your sleep less. Do you think these sorts of features have any meaningful impact? The same can be said about many of the meditation and sleep apps such as Calm or Headspace. Do these apps really have any positive impact on your sleep? Or do they just increase your reliance on your phone?

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