Gotta get those likes!
There’s just something about that feeling when sharing a selfie on social media and your followers start clicking on that Like button!
Maybe you felt great in that selfie and wanted others to validate your feelings. Maybe you felt crummy and were looking for that little confidence boost. Why do likes give us that high?
It’s a scientific fact!
Our brains reaction to the likes we receive creates a feeling that can be compared to something as exciting as winning the lottery!! Isn’t that insane?
Just because one of my pictures on social media gets a lot of likes (to my standards) my brain sends a chemical messenger called dopamine, usually associated to love, sex, drugs…and then keeps me coming back for more! There’s science behind it, and they talk all about it here. It’s wild to think that we feel amazing, happy, accomplished just because we get likes?!?!
Am I an addict?
A few weeks ago I posted a selfie because I felt good about myself, I felt beautiful (which is extremely hard for me to say and something I’m working on) and wanted to spread a positive self-love message. Once the likes and comments started rolling in, I don’t think I had ever checked in on my social media account that much before. It was addicting, I couldn’t wait to see the new likes every time. Ok, it wasn’t a Kylie Jenner amount of likes and comments, or even what some of you might be used to getting on a daily basis, but I could definitely feel the love and could definitely feel that dopamine hit!
It’s an uncontrollable feeling, have you fallen victim to it?
Once those #likes start coming in…ohhh baby, what a high! Are likes a #virtualaddiction? Learn all about my addiction here https://bit.ly/3KAHVnu
The #virtualaddiction. Likes are like a drug and you can’t help but feel the high. But why is that? Read all about it here https://bit.ly/3KAHVnu