7 Ways How Social Media Can Ruin Your Life

Brian Keyes
4 min readMay 24, 2022
Photo by Rahul Chakraborty on Unsplash

Today, almost everyone is using some form of social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or another site, social media sites are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. In fact, many people use social media as an opportunity to build their personal brand and establish connections that can be beneficial to them later on.

However, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows when it comes to social media. In this article, we’ll explore the potential pitfalls of using these sites and the ways they can negatively impact your life if used incorrectly.

1. Constant news consumption can be harmful

For starters, consuming too much news can be incredibly harmful. Many people are active on social media platforms such as Twitter or Reddit and consume news stories throughout the day. There is nothing inherently wrong with this, but researchers have found that consuming a lot of news can be harmful if you are doing it at the expense of other health-related activities. If you are spending all of your time reading the latest political scandal or the most recent natural disaster, you aren’t doing yourself any favors.

Instead, you should be spending time with your friends and family and doing activities that make you a healthier, happier person. Additionally, constant…

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Brian Keyes

Living, learning, improving. I write about life and productivity in uncomplicated words. https://linktr.ee/productivitybee