RU­IN­ING your life?

Re­search shows that those who use so­cial net­work­ing sites reg­u­larly are more likely to feel lonely and alien­ated.

No. 1 Magazine - - SCOTLAND'S NO.1 FOR WELL-BEING -

So­cial net­work­ing ru­ins lives? Sounds a lit­tle bit ex­treme doesn’t it? But how of­ten have you been at a con­cert or a wed­ding and watched some­one film­ing the pro­ceed­ings on the their phone (as op­posed to watch­ing it), so they can up­load it onto so­cial net­work­ing? It’s even be­come more com­mon­place for peo­ple to an­nounce births, en­gage­ments, and even deaths on Face­book and Twit­ter, of­ten to hun­dreds of peo­ple they don’t ac­tu­ally count as friends. Most of us are guilty of whiling away the time on the train, or at a bus stop scrolling through our news­feeds, but how of­ten do you find you’ve ac­tu­ally wasted an hour? Or even longer? Okay there are worse things to be ad­dicted to than a so­cial net­work­ing site and it’s un­likely that spend­ing a lot of time on­line will kill you, but ex­ces­sive use is linked to feel­ings of de­pres­sion and emo­tional is­sues. Read on to find out how you might ben­e­fit from a dig­i­tal detox.

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